Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To arm or prepare in advance of a conflict.
  • n. The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.
  • n. The corresponding part of the foreleg in certain quadrupeds, such as a horse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.
  • v. To arm in preparation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium.
  • transitive v. To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To arm or prepare beforehand for attack or resistance.
  • n. In anatomy, that part of the arm which is between the elbow-joint and the wrist; the antebrachium, represented by the length of the radius and ulna, or the radius alone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
  • v. arm in advance of a confrontation

Etymologies

From fore- +‎ arm. Compare Dutch voorarm ("forearm"), Danish forarm ("forearm"), Swedish förarm ("forearm"), German Vorderarm ("forearm"). (Wiktionary)

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