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forearm1

[fawr-ahrm, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌɑrm, ˈfoʊr-/
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
1735-1745
1735-45; fore- + arm1

forearm2

[fawr-ahrm, fohr-] /fɔrˈɑrm, foʊr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to prepare in advance or beforehand, especially for difficulties.
Origin
1585-95; fore- + arm2
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British Dictionary definitions for fore-arm

forearm1

/ˈfɔːrˌɑːm/
noun
1.
the part of the arm from the elbow to the wrist related adjectives cubital radial
Word Origin
C18: from fore- + arm1

forearm2

/fɔːrˈɑːm/
verb
1.
(transitive) to prepare or arm (someone, esp oneself) in advance
Word Origin
C16: from fore- + arm²
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Word Origin and History for fore-arm

forearm

n.

1741, from fore- + arm (n.1).

v.

1590s, from fore- + arm (v.) "take up weapons." Related: Forearmed; forearming.

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fore-arm in Medicine

forearm fore·arm (fôr'ärm')
n.
The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.

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