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big toe

n.
The largest and innermost toe of the human foot.
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big′ toe′


n.
the innermost and largest digit of the foot.
[1885–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.big toe - the first largest innermost toebig toe - the first largest innermost toe  
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
toe - one of the digits of the foot
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Translations
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big toe

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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
But when it was undressed and he caught a glimpse of wee, wee, little hands, little feet, saffron-colored, with little toes, too, and positively with a little big toe different from the rest, and when he saw Lizaveta Petrovna closing the wide-open little hands, as though they were soft springs, and putting them into linen garments, such pity for the little creature came upon him, and such terror that she would hurt it, that he held her hand back.
The foot in the boot with a hole in it had already grown numb, and he could no longer feel his big toe. Besides that, his whole body began to feel colder and colder.
They were the same kind of footprints as were made at the time of the assault in The Yellow Room--one set was from clumsy boots and the other was made by neat ones, except that the big toe of one of the sets was of a different size from the one measured in The Yellow Room incident.
`Why, ma'am, it was simple enough; he pulled the trigger with his big toe. He layed over on his side and put the end of the barrel in his mouth, then he drew up one foot and felt for the trigger.
A few years since there was living on the island of Maui (one of the Sandwich group) an old chief, who, actuated by a morbid desire for notoriety, gave himself out among the foreign residents of the place as the living tomb of Captain Cook's big toe!--affirming that at the cannibal entertainment which ensued after the lamented Briton's death, that particular portion of his body had fallen to his share.
Tom drew a line in the dust with his big toe, and said:
Whilst we were at Durban he cut off a Kafir's big toe in a way which it was a pleasure to see.
"I wonder if this is what they call an ingrowing toe-nail?" said Hirst, examining the big toe on his left foot.
But it was on the steep downhill marches, three thousand feet in three hours, that he went utterly away from Kim, whose back ached with holding back, and whose big toe was nigh cut off by his grass sandal-string.
Pierre first looked down the field across which vehicles and horsemen were passing that morning, then into the distance across the river, then at the dog who was pretending to be in earnest about biting him, and then at his bare feet which he placed with pleasure in various positions, moving his dirty thick big toes. Every time he looked at his bare feet a smile of animated self-satisfaction flitted across his face.
We have seen a number of uncanny shoes including fish flops, octopus shoes, and crocs, but giving them a good run for their money are the 'big toe' heels, the latest trend in the footwear industry.
A While a bunion may look like nothing more than a bony bump on the side of the big toe, they often involve a deformity of the first and second metatarsal bones (the bones that run from the base of your toes to the middle of your foot) as well.