- Anatomy. the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist.
- Zoology. the corresponding part of the foreleg between the elbow and the knee in certain quadrupeds.
Origin of forearm1
- to prepare in advance or beforehand, especially for difficulties.
Origin of forearm2
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Examples from the Web for forearm
A loose strand across my forearm in the morning, later one at my desk.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One
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His doctors insisted on immediate surgery and when Miles woke, his forearm was gone.Reporter Miles O’Brien Lost an Arm but None of His Admirable Spirit or Wit
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He saw, up on her forearm, the row of angry little bruises, like someone had grabbed her hard.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
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Almost the entire length of his forearm is covered in a tattoo of all of us from the 8-bit episode.It’s Britta, Bitch: Gillian Jacobs on Community’s Repilot, Foot Fetishes, and Communists
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Volunteers exposed a patch of their forearm and a machine blew air across it, enticing mosquitoes into a trap.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why
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Burnham's hand fell heavily on his forearm and he checked as if throttled.The Fortune Hunter
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He laid a hand reassuringly over that which trembled on his forearm.The Black Bag
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That is the horse who will be able to plant his hind-legs well under the forearm.On Horsemanship
It burned and surged from my trembling fingers into the flesh of her forearm.
His forearm was bare now; the sear of a burn on it was plain to be seen.
- the part of the arm from the elbow to the wristRelated adjectives: cubital, radial
C18: from fore- + arm 1
- (tr) to prepare or arm (someone, esp oneself) in advance
C16: from fore- + arm ²
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Word Origin and History for forearm
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.
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