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

1735–45; fore- + arm1 Unabridged


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

1585–95; fore- + arm2 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
forearm1 (ˈfɔːrˌɑːm)
the part of the arm from the elbow to the wristRelated: cubital, radial
Related: cubital, radial
[C18: from fore- + arm1]

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

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Word Origin & History

1741, from fore + arm (1).
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Medical Dictionary

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

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Example sentences
Volkmann's contracture is a deformity of the hand, fingers, and wrist caused by
  injury to the muscles of the forearm.
For larger, broader strokes, you can used your more of your forearm muscles to
  flick your wrist downwards.
Asked to point to the spot of the injury, he pointed to the forearm area on the
  inside of the elbow.
The mouse should be held lightly, with the wrist and forearm relaxed.
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