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[fawr-foo t, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌfʊt, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, plural forefeet.
Zoology. one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
  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 of forefoot
1325-75; Middle English forfot, forefote. See fore-, foot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The bone is in the mid-tarsal region, where the heel bone and forefoot meet.
  • Running barefoot is good for learning forefoot landing.
  • In addition to the obvious muscular development, running barefoot also promotes landing forefoot first, rather than on the heel.
  • Running with a forefoot strike conserves your forward momentum, which translates into faster race times with less effort.
  • If you're a runner, start striking with your forefoot.
  • It usually takes time for me to fall into a more forefoot-centric strike, but these guys make it happen right away.
  • The key to adopting a barefoot running technique is training yourself to land on your forefoot instead of your heel.
  • The shoe's stiff heel provides good support, while the sole's forefoot flexes easily for walking comfort.
  • forefoot pain refers to pain and discomfort felt toward the top of the foot.
  • The rate of forefoot pain and deformity increases with age.
British Dictionary definitions for forefoot


noun (pl) -feet
either of the front feet of a quadruped
(nautical) the forward end of the keel
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