forefoot


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fore·foot

 (fôr′fo͝ot′)
n.
1. Either of the front feet of a quadruped.
2. Nautical The part of a ship at which the prow joins the keel.

forefoot

(ˈfɔːˌfʊt)
n, pl -feet
1. (Zoology) either of the front feet of a quadruped
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical the forward end of the keel

fore•foot

(ˈfɔrˌfʊt, ˈfoʊr-)

n., pl. -feet.
1. one of the front feet esp. of a quadruped.
2.
a. the point at which the stem of a hull joins the keel.
b. a curved member at this point in a wooden hull.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forefoot - a front foot of a quadrupedforefoot - a front foot of a quadruped    
animal foot, foot - the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
Translations

forefoot

[ˈfɔːfʊt] N (forefeet (pl)) [ˈfɔːfiːt]pie m delantero, pata f delantera

forefoot

[ˈfɔːrfʊt] npatte f antérieure

forefoot

nVorderfuß m

forefoot

[ˈfɔːˌfʊt] n (-feet (pl)) → zampa anteriore

fore·foot

n. antepié, parte anterior del pie.

forefoot

n antepié m, parte f anterior del pie
References in classic literature ?
Above, the sky is stainless blue--blue as the sea itself, which under the forefoot is of the colour and sheen of azure satin.
I do not forget one night, when I should have been asleep, of lying on the forecastle-head and gazing down at the spectral ripple of foam thrust aside by the Ghost's forefoot.
O the blazing tropic night, when the wake's a welt of light That holds the hot sky tame, And the steady forefoot snores through the planet-powdered floors Where the scared whale flukes in flame.
Yonder, among the oak trees," said the tiger, pointing with his forefoot.
I wake every night and see in my room, intently watching me, a big black Newfoundland dog with a white forefoot.
I could see the waves boiling white under her forefoot.
I told him, too, where they were, and how one of them had fallen into a stream and lay there on its back drowned, with its forefoot caught in a forked root.
except where it turned to fire under our forefoot and Whirled back into the dark in smears of dull flame.
He stooped to lift its forefoot, and that brought his head within a foot of Kim's.
He seemed to flatten out and shoot through the air with the very minimum of exertion, and at his forefoot ran Nobs, doing his best to turn him.
A plunge of the ship ended in a shock as if she had landed her forefoot upon something solid.
The Lone Wolf must have sprung and missed his hold, for Mowgli heard the snap of his teeth and then a yelp as the Sambhur knocked him over with his forefoot.