Forelock hook
Forelock Fore"lock`, n. 1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap-square of a gun. [1913 Webster]

{Forelock bolt}, a bolt retained by a key, gib, or cotter passing through a slot.

{Forelock hook} (Rope Making), a winch or whirl by which a bunch of three yarns is twisted into a standard. --Knight.

{To take time by the forelock} or {To take occasion by the forelock}, to make prompt use of anything; not to let slip an opportunity. [1913 Webster]

Time is painted with a lock before and bald behind, signifying thereby that we must take time by the forelock; for when it is once past, there is no recalling it. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

On occasion's forelock watchful wait. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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