forefoot

[ fawr-foo t, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌfʊt, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun, plural fore·feet.

Zoology. one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
Nautical.
  1. the point at which the stem of a hull joins the keel; the forward end of a keel.
  2. a curved member at this point in a wooden hull.

Nearby words

  1. forefather,
  2. forefathers' day,
  3. forefeel,
  4. forefend,
  5. forefinger,
  6. forefront,
  7. foregather,
  8. foregift,
  9. foreglimpse,
  10. forego

Origin of forefoot

First recorded in 1325–75, forefoot is from the Middle English word forfot, forefote. See fore-, foot

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British Dictionary definitions for forefoot

forefoot

/ (ˈfɔːˌfʊt) /

noun plural -feet

either of the front feet of a quadruped
nautical the forward end of the keel
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