Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • To arm or prepare beforehand for attack or resistance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.
  • noun (Anat.) That part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.
  • verb To arm in preparation.

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

  • noun the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
  • verb arm in advance of a confrontation

Etymologies

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

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