forefoot

[fawr-foot, fohr-]
noun, plural forefeet.
1.
Zoology. one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
2.
Nautical.
a.
the point at which the stem of a hull joins the keel; the forward end of a keel.
b.
a curved member at this point in a wooden hull.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English forfot, forefote. See fore-, foot

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forefoot (ˈfɔːˌfʊt)
 
n , pl -feet
1.  either of the front feet of a quadruped
2.  nautical the forward end of the keel

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Example sentences
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.
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