- one of the front legs of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
Origin of foreleg
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Examples from the Web for foreleg
The foreleg, to judge from its position, unquestionably was broken.The Lone Ranger Rides
The rope was drawn tight about his shoulders with one foreleg through the loop.The Shadow Passes
Roy J. Snell
You've a capital chance; let the brute have it, under the foreleg.Jack Harkaway in New York
Nice pony, but seems inclined to rest that foreleg, don't you know.Mr. Punch's Irish Humour
Charles Keene, Various
He will drop from the tree with only one foreleg in fighting condition.A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed.
William Chauncey Bartlett
- either of the front legs of a horse, sheep, or other quadruped
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Word Origin and History for foreleg
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