forepaw

[ fawr-paw, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌpɔ, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun

the paw of a foreleg.

Nearby words

  1. foreordained,
  2. foreordinate,
  3. foreordination,
  4. forepart,
  5. forepassed,
  6. forepeak,
  7. foreperson,
  8. foreplay,
  9. forepleasure,
  10. forepole

Origin of forepaw

First recorded in 1815–25; fore- + paw1

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British Dictionary definitions for forepaw

forepaw

/ (ˈfɔːˌpɔː) /

noun

either of the front feet of most land mammals that do not have hoofs
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