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[fawr-paw, fohr-]
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  1. the paw of a foreleg.

Origin of forepaw

First recorded in 1815–25; fore- + paw1
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Examples from the Web for forepaw

Historical Examples

  • Also we were in trouble because my brother's forepaw was broken.

    The Mahatma and the Hare

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Then he held up his forepaw as the Mole stepped gingerly down.

  • With a forepaw in my vest pocket he hung on and I did not risk shaking too violently.

  • Again it alighted, and he brushed it away with the other forepaw.

  • Upon him fell the mighty beast, beating down the spear with a forepaw.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

British Dictionary definitions for forepaw


  1. either of the front feet of most land mammals that do not have hoofs
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