[ fawr-lim, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌlɪm, ˈfoʊr- /


a front limb of an animal.


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Origin of forelimb

First recorded in 1785–95; fore- + limb1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for forelimb

/ (ˈfɔːˌlɪm) /


either of the front or anterior limbs of a four-limbed vertebrate: a foreleg, flipper, or wing
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