forefoot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fore- +‎ foot

Noun[edit]

forefoot (plural forefeet)

  1. Either of the front feet of a quadruped.
  2. (shipbuilding) A piece of timber terminating the keel at the fore end, connecting it with the lower end of the stem.

Verb[edit]

forefoot (third-person singular simple present forefoots, present participle forefooting, simple past and past participle forefooted)

  1. (transitive) To catch (a horse) by binding its front legs together with rope.
    The rodeo had a forefooting contest.