Fore-arm

forearm

1 [fawr-ahrm, fohr-]
noun
1.
Anatomy. the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist.
2.
Zoology. the corresponding part of the foreleg between the elbow and the knee in certain quadrupeds.

Origin:
1735–45; fore- + arm1

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forearm

2 [fawr-ahrm, fohr-]
verb (used with object)
to prepare in advance or beforehand, especially for difficulties.

Origin:
1585–95; fore- + arm2

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forearm1 (ˈfɔːrˌɑːm)
 
n
the part of the arm from the elbow to the wristRelated: cubital, radial
 
Related: cubital, radial
 
[C18: from fore- + arm1]

forearm2 (fɔːrˈɑːm)
 
vb
(tr) to prepare or arm (someone, esp oneself) in advance
 
[C16: from fore- + arm²]

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forearm
1741, from fore + arm (1).
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forearm fore·arm (fôr'ärm')
n.
The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.

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