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- Zoology. one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
- the point at which the stem of a hull joins the keel; the forward end of a keel.
- a curved member at this point in a wooden hull.
Origin of forefoot
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Examples from the Web for forefoot
There was no mistaking it—that round shoe on the off forefoot.Among the Pines
James R. Gilmore
His mount raised its head and beat a forefoot against the ground.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
Short seas slapped and gurgled at the forefoot with a pleasant sound.The Black Buccaneer
Stephen W. Meader
Yes, her forefoot is sprung just where it joins the keel; she came down just on the joint.A Chapter of Adventures
G. A. Henty
We take up a forefoot and strike his shoe two or three times with a stone.Beautiful Joe
- either of the front feet of a quadruped
- nautical the forward end of the keel
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