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fore·leg

 (fôr′lĕg′)
n.
Either of the front legs of a quadruped.

foreleg

(ˈfɔːˌlɛɡ)
n
(Zoology) either of the front legs of a horse, sheep, or other quadruped

fore•leg

(ˈfɔrˌlɛg, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
one of the front legs.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreleg - the forelimb of a quadrupedforeleg - the forelimb of a quadruped    
quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
forelimb - the front limb (or the homologous structure in other animals, such as a flipper or wing)
elbow - the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
Translations
قائِمة أماميّه عند الحيوان
přední noha
forben
mellső láb
framlöpp, framfótur
priešakinė koja
priekškāja
predná noha
ön bacak/ayak

foreleg

[ˈfɔːleg] Npata f delantera

foreleg

[ˈfɔːrlɛg] n [dog, cat] → patte f de devant; [horse, cow] → jambe f antérieure

foreleg

nVorderbein nt

foreleg

[ˈfɔːˌlɛg] nzampa anteriore

foreleg

(ˈfoːleg) noun
an animal's frontleg.
References in classic literature ?
All then dismount, drive their pickets into the ground in the centre, fasten the horses to them, and hobble their forelegs, so that, in case of alarm, they cannot break away.
Coming up to the willows, which moaned sadly in the wind, the horse suddenly planted his forelegs above the height of the sledge, drew up his hind legs also, pulling the sledge onto higher ground, and turned to the left, no longer sinking up to his knees in snow.
During the long summer day, as his sheep cropped the good grass which the gods had made to grow for them, or lay with their forelegs doubled under their breasts and chewed the cud, Haita, reclining in the shadow of a tree, or sitting upon a rock, played so sweet music upon his reed pipe that sometimes from the corner of his eye he got accidental glimpses of the minor sylvan deities, leaning forward out of the copse to hear; but if he looked at them directly they vanished.
Here I found that one of his forelegs was broken--the crash against the cliff-face must have done it.
The creature appeared to be a great lizard at least ten feet high, with a huge, powerful tail as long as its torso, mighty hind legs and short forelegs.
He held on by main strength of his bent forelegs, then scrambled over and out on deck.
The two little cubs, which had been playing, scampered quickly to her, and standing beneath her, peered out from between her forelegs, their big ears upstanding, their little heads cocked first upon one side and then upon the other.
Ali suddenly cast aside his chibouque, drew the lasso from his pocket, threw it so skilfully as to catch the forelegs of the near horse in its triple fold, and suffered himself to be dragged on for a few steps by the violence of the shock, then the animal fell over on the pole, which snapped, and therefore prevented the other horse from pursuing its way.
His father ran out with a stick, but by the time he came up, Karait had lunged out once too far, and Rikki-tikki had sprung, jumped on the snake's back, dropped his head far between his forelegs, bitten as high up the back as he could get hold, and rolled away.
He grunted once or twice and shifted his weight from one foreleg to the other, at the same time moving his head from side to side and swaying the ferns.
He's begun to go a little lame on the left foreleg," he added.
He saw the strong, brown arms encircling the body of the carnivore, the left arm in front of the beast's left shoulder and the right arm behind his right foreleg, and with the impact the two together rolling over and over upon the turf.