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forefoot

[fawr-foo t, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌfʊt, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, plural forefeet.
1.
Zoology. one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
2.
Nautical.
  1. the point at which the stem of a hull joins the keel; the forward end of a keel.
  2. a curved member at this point in a wooden hull.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English forfot, forefote. See fore-, foot
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  • The claws on the forefeet are typically sharper than those on the hind feet.
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forefoot

/ˈfɔːˌfʊt/
noun (pl) -feet
1.
either of the front feet of a quadruped
2.
(nautical) the forward end of the keel
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