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big toe

the first, innermost, largest digit of the foot.
Origin of big toe
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One of them had her feet frozen, and she lost the big toe of her right foot.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • His pinky toe was first to enter, Then the big toe, front and center.

  • Because,” said Sharvan, “that rock there fell down on my big toe.

    Irish Fairy Tales Edmond Leamy
  • Joel had tied a string to his big toe and hung it from his window.

  • Returning swiftly to the castle, she tweaked the giant's big toe.

  • The skin is off one of my heels, and I have a blister on my big toe.

    Patience Wins George Manville Fenn
  • The big toe is well separated from the others and is very strong.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • He felt now that he was amply repaid for the damage to his own big toe.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
big toe in Medicine

big toe n.
The largest and innermost toe of the human foot.

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