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big toe

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  1. the first, innermost, largest digit of the foot.

Origin of big toe

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • Haeckel calls attention to the fact that a baby can hold a spoon with the big-toe as with a thumb.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7


big toe in Medicine

big toe

  1. The largest and innermost toe of the human foot.
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