forearm

1
[fawr-ahrm, fohr-]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. fore-edge painting,
  2. fore-topgallant,
  3. fore-topgallant mast,
  4. fore-topmast,
  5. fore-topsail,
  6. forearm smash,
  7. forearmed,
  8. forebear,
  9. forebode,
  10. foreboding

Origin of forearm

1
First recorded in 1735–45; fore- + arm1

forearm

2
[fawr-ahrm, fohr-]

verb (used with object)

to prepare in advance or beforehand, especially for difficulties.

Origin of forearm

2
First recorded in 1585–95; fore- + arm2

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British Dictionary definitions for forearm

forearm

1

noun

the part of the arm from the elbow to the wristRelated adjectives: cubital, radial

Word Origin for forearm

C18: from fore- + arm 1

verb

(tr) to prepare or arm (someone, esp oneself) in advance

Word Origin for forearm

C16: from fore- + arm ²

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Word Origin and History for forearm
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Medicine definitions for forearm

forearm

[fôrärm′]

n.

The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.

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