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forelock

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[ fawr-lok, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌlɒk, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun
the lock of hair that grows from the fore part of the head.
(of a horse) a tuft of hair above or on the forehead.
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Origin of forelock

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1640–50; fore- + lock2; probably not continuous with Old English foreloccas (plural), attested once

Other definitions for forelock (2 of 2)

forelock2
[ fawr-lok, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌlɒk, ˈfoʊr- /

noun
a pin or flat wedge passed through a hole near the end of a threadless bolt to fasten parts together.
verb (used with object)
to fasten by means of a forelock.

Origin of forelock

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First recorded in 1275–1325, forelock is from the Middle English word forelok.See fore-, lock1
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British Dictionary definitions for forelock (1 of 2)

forelock1
/ (ˈfɔːˌlɒk) /

noun
a lock of hair growing or falling over the forehead
a lock of a horse's mane that grows forwards between the ears

British Dictionary definitions for forelock (2 of 2)

forelock2
/ (ˈfɔːˌlɒk) /

noun
a wedge or peg passed through the tip of a bolt to prevent withdrawal
verb
(tr) to secure (a bolt) by means of a forelock
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