forefoot [fawr-foo t, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural fore·feet.
- Zoology. one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
- the point at which the stem of a hull joins the keel; the forward end of a keel.
- a curved member at this point in a wooden hull.
Origin of forefoot First recorded in 1325–75, forefoot is from the Middle English word forfot, forefote. See, Examples from the Web for forefoot Historical Examples of forefoot
There was no mistaking it—that round shoe on the off forefoot.
James R. Gilmore
His mount raised its head and beat a forefoot against the ground.
Everett B. Cole
Short seas slapped and gurgled at the forefoot with a pleasant sound.
Stephen W. Meader
Yes, her forefoot is sprung just where it joins the keel; she came down just on the joint.
G. A. Henty
We take up a forefoot and strike his shoe two or three times with a stone.
British Dictionary definitions for forefoot forefoot noun plural -feet
- either of the front feet of a quadruped
- nautical the forward end of the keel