forelock


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fore·lock 1

 (fôr′lŏk′)
n.
A lock of hair that grows from or falls on the forehead, especially the part of a horse's mane that falls forward between the ears.

fore·lock 2

 (fôr′lŏk′)
n.
A cotter, usually of iron, that is used to draw an unthreaded bolt tight and secure it.

forelock

(ˈfɔːˌlɒk)
n
1. a lock of hair growing or falling over the forehead
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a lock of a horse's mane that grows forwards between the ears
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a wedge or peg passed through the tip of a bolt to prevent withdrawal
vb
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to secure (a bolt) by means of a forelock

fore•lock

(ˈfɔrˌlɒk, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. the lock of hair that grows from the fore part of the head.
2. (of a horse) a tuft of hair above or on the forehead.
[1640–50]

forelock


Past participle: forelocked
Gerund: forelocking

Imperative
forelock
forelock
Present
I forelock
you forelock
he/she/it forelocks
we forelock
you forelock
they forelock
Preterite
I forelocked
you forelocked
he/she/it forelocked
we forelocked
you forelocked
they forelocked
Present Continuous
I am forelocking
you are forelocking
he/she/it is forelocking
we are forelocking
you are forelocking
they are forelocking
Present Perfect
I have forelocked
you have forelocked
he/she/it has forelocked
we have forelocked
you have forelocked
they have forelocked
Past Continuous
I was forelocking
you were forelocking
he/she/it was forelocking
we were forelocking
you were forelocking
they were forelocking
Past Perfect
I had forelocked
you had forelocked
he/she/it had forelocked
we had forelocked
you had forelocked
they had forelocked
Future
I will forelock
you will forelock
he/she/it will forelock
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you will forelock
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Future Perfect
I will have forelocked
you will have forelocked
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we will have forelocked
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they will have forelocked
Future Continuous
I will be forelocking
you will be forelocking
he/she/it will be forelocking
we will be forelocking
you will be forelocking
they will be forelocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forelocking
you have been forelocking
he/she/it has been forelocking
we have been forelocking
you have been forelocking
they have been forelocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forelocking
you will have been forelocking
he/she/it will have been forelocking
we will have been forelocking
you will have been forelocking
they will have been forelocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forelocking
you had been forelocking
he/she/it had been forelocking
we had been forelocking
you had been forelocking
they had been forelocking
Conditional
I would forelock
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he/she/it would forelock
we would forelock
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Past Conditional
I would have forelocked
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we would have forelocked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forelock - a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
lock, ringlet, whorl, curl - a strand or cluster of hair
quiff - a prominent forelock (especially one brushed upward from the forehead)
2.forelock - a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears
encolure - the mane of a horse
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
Translations

forelock

[ˈfɔːlɒk] Nguedeja f
to take time by the forelocktomar la ocasión por los pelos
to tug one's forelock to sb (Brit) (fig) → doblegarse ante algn

forelock

[ˈfɔːrlɒk] n [person] → frange f
to tug one's forelock, to touch one's forelock (= be deferential) → faire des courbettes

forelock

nStirnlocke f, → Stirnhaar nt; to touch or tug one’s forelock (to somebody) (Brit) → (jdm) seine Reverenz erweisen
References in classic literature ?
But when it came to breaking in, that was a bad time for me; several men came to catch me, and when at last they closed me in at one corner of the field, one caught me by the forelock, another caught me by the nose and held it so tight I could hardly draw my breath; then another took my under jaw in his hard hand and wrenched my mouth open, and so by force they got on the halter and the bar into my mouth; then one dragged me along by the halter, another flogging behind, and this was the first experience I had of men's kindness; it was all force.
For once in my life, I will take Time as fiercely by the forelock as if I was the most impetuous man in England; and, rely on it, the moment I know the result, you shall know the result, too.
Pocket had taken Time by the forelock (when, to judge from its length, it would seem to have wanted cutting), and had married without the knowledge of the judicious parent.
My dooty to you, Miss," said Smilash, pulling his forelock.
Aye, aye, sir," answered the cook, and touching his forelock, he disappeared at once in the direction of his galley.
So, as it is easier for me to imitate him in this than in cleaving giants asunder, cutting off serpents' heads, slaying dragons, routing armies, destroying fleets, and breaking enchantments, and as this place is so well suited for a similar purpose, I must not allow the opportunity to escape which now so conveniently offers me its forelock.
We are shepherds," answered Robin Hood, pulling at his forelock awkwardly.
Yes, many a decent fellow whose labour may be disproportionate to its utility pulls the forelock to no one, and begs his bread of no one.
D'Artagnan knew his part well; he was aware that opportunity has a forelock only for him who will take it and he was not a man to let it go by him without seizing it.
Poyser's clock had of taking time by the forelock had secured their arrival at the village while it was still a quarter to two, though almost every one who meant to go to church was already within the churchyard gates.
But his eye, under his matted forelock, was cool and quiet, for Bagheera was his adviser in this time of trouble, and told him to go quietly, hunt slowly, and never, on any account, to lose his temper.
And hence the stately old dame, taking Time by the forelock, leads him up and down the staircases, and along the galleries and passages, and through the rooms, to witness before he grows any older that everything is ready, that floors are rubbed bright, carpets spread, curtains shaken out, beds puffed and patted, still-room and kitchen cleared for action--all things prepared as beseems the Dedlock dignity.