Forefoot
Forefoot Fore"foot`, n. 1. One of the anterior feet of a quadruped or multiped; -- usually written {fore foot}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Shipbuilding) A piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end, connecting it with the lower end of the stem. [1913 Webster]


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  • forefoot — ► NOUN (pl. forefeet) ▪ each of the two front feet of a four footed animal …   English terms dictionary

  • forefoot — [fôr′foot΄] n. pl. forefeet [ME forefot] 1. either of the front feet of an animal with four or more feet 2. the meeting point of the keel and the stem of a ship …   English World dictionary

  • forefoot — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌfʊt] / US [ˈfɔrˌfʊt] noun [countable] Word forms forefoot : singular forefoot plural forefeet UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌfiːt] / US [ˈfɔrˌfɪt] one of the front two feet of an animal that has four feet …   English dictionary

  • forefoot — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. one of the anterior feet especially of a quadruped b. the front part of the human foot; also the front part of a shoe 2. the forward part of a ship where the stem and keel meet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forefoot — /fawr foot , fohr /, n., pl. forefeet. 1. Zool. one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc. 2. Naut. a. the point at which the stem of a hull joins the keel; the forward end of a keel. b. a curved member at this point in a wooden hull.… …   Universalium

  • forefoot — 1. noun Either of the front feet of a quadruped. 2. verb To catch (a horse) by binding its front legs together with rope. The rodeo had a forefooting contest …   Wiktionary

  • forefoot — fore·foot .fu̇t n 1) one of the anterior feet esp. of a quadruped 2) the front part of the human foot * * * fore·foot (forґfoot) 1. the foot on the foreleg of a quadruped. 2. the fore part of the foot …   Medical dictionary

  • forefoot — One of a horse s front feet …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • forefoot — fore|foot [ˈfo:fut US ˈfo:r ] n plural forefeet [ fi:t] BrE one of the two front feet of an animal with four legs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forefoot — fore|foot [ fɔr,fut ] (plural fore|feet [ fɔr,fit ] ) noun count one of the front two feet of an animal that has four feet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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