foreleg
noun Date: 15th century a front leg

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  • foreleg — (n.) late 15c., from FORE (Cf. fore ) + LEG (Cf. leg) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • foreleg — [fôr′leg΄] n. either of the front legs of an animal with four or more legs …   English World dictionary

  • foreleg — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌleɡ] / US [ˈfɔrˌleɡ] noun [countable] Word forms foreleg : singular foreleg plural forelegs one of the two front legs of an animal that has four legs …   English dictionary

  • foreleg — n. [A.S. for, fore; ON. leggr, leg] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) One of a pair of legs on the prothorax …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • foreleg — /fawr leg , fohr /, n. one of the front legs of a quadruped, an insect, etc. [1375 1425; late ME forlegge. See FORE , LEG] * * * …   Universalium

  • foreleg — noun Either of the two legs towards the front of a four legged animal …   Wiktionary

  • foreleg — fore·leg fō(ə)r .leg, fȯ(ə)r , .lāg n a front leg * * * fore·leg (forґleg) the front leg (thoracic limb) of a quadruped. Cf. hind leg, under leg …   Medical dictionary

  • foreleg — fore|leg [ˈfo:leg US ˈfo:r ] n one of the two front legs of an animal with four legs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foreleg — fore|leg [ fɔr,leg ] noun count one of the two front legs of an animal that has four legs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foreleg — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)leg[/t]] forelegs N COUNT: usu pl A four legged animal s forelegs are its two front legs …   English dictionary

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