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front foot

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noun
  1. a foot measured along the front of a lot.

Origin of front foot

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Historical Examples

  • When the work began the front-foot value at the northern end was double that at Market Street.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock

  • Then we all jumped up, and sure enough there was poor old Spot in the trap by one front-foot.