Definitions

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

  • n. Either of the front feet of a quadruped.
  • n. Nautical The part of a ship at which the prow joins the keel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of the front feet of a quadruped.
  • n. A piece of timber terminating the keel at the fore end, connecting it with the lower end of the stem.
  • v. To catch (a horse) by binding its front legs together with rope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the anterior feet of a quadruped or multiped; -- usually written fore foot.
  • n. A piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end, connecting it with the lower end of the stem.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the anterior feet of a quadruped or other animal having more than two feet.
  • n. In Mollusca, the anterior division of the foot or podium; the propodium.
  • n. The forward end of the keel of a vessel.

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

  • n. a front foot of a quadruped

Etymologies

fore- +‎ foot (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Proper orthotics full length, soft, controlling the forefoot are the single most important step, since they prevent the roll that caused the scraping in the first place.

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  • It puts too much pressure on the forefoot, which is causing the numbness.

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  • He sustains the harsh note until the bear rears up then slams a forefoot to the dirt beside each of his ears, shaking the scream from his throat.

    The bit with the bear attack (novel excerpt)

  • Increased pressure puts the forefoot at risk of injuries such as stress fractures, bunions and hammer toes.

    High Heels can Ruin a Woman’s Health | Impact Lab

  • The height of the heel also changes the amount of weight on the forefoot.

    High Heels can Ruin a Woman’s Health | Impact Lab

  • And the steady forefoot snores through the planet-powdered floors

    Chapter 7

  • Above, the sky is stainless blue — blue as the sea itself, which under the forefoot is of the colour and sheen of azure satin.

    Chapter 7

  • But when the ship's forefoot smelt the beach the strange men took no notice of us, being busy with their own work.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • Barefoot runners—there are now dedicated websites, clubs and numerous books backing the trend—say running au naturale happens with a less-intense strike of the forefoot that rocks to the heel, putting less strain on the knees and spine.

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  • When you wear heels, you place pressure on the forefoot, which may lead to bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, corns, or calluses -- all unsightly and also painful.

    Leora Tanenbaum: How to Wear High-Heeled Shoes and Walk at the Same Time

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