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forearm1

[fawr-ahrm, fohr-]
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noun
  1. Anatomy. the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist.
  2. Zoology. the corresponding part of the foreleg between the elbow and the knee in certain quadrupeds.

Origin of forearm1

First recorded in 1735–45; fore- + arm1

forearm2

[fawr-ahrm, fohr-]
verb (used with object)
  1. to prepare in advance or beforehand, especially for difficulties.

Origin of forearm2

First recorded in 1585–95; fore- + arm2
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British Dictionary definitions for forearm

forearm1

noun
  1. the part of the arm from the elbow to the wristRelated adjectives: cubital, radial

Word Origin

C18: from fore- + arm 1

forearm2

verb
  1. (tr) to prepare or arm (someone, esp oneself) in advance

Word Origin

C16: from fore- + arm ²
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Word Origin and History for forearm

n.

1741, from fore- + arm (n.1).

v.

1590s, from fore- + arm (v.) "take up weapons." Related: Forearmed; forearming.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

forearm in Medicine

forearm

(fôrärm′)
n.
  1. The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.
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