forearm

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English[edit]

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Forearm

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

forearm (plural forearms)

  1. The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.
  2. (firearms) A section of the weapon between the receiver and the muzzle, used to hold the firearm steady.

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Verb[edit]

forearm (third-person singular simple present forearms, present participle forearming, simple past and past participle forearmed)

  1. (transitive, sometimes figuratively) To arm in preparation.
    • 2013, Peter Marris, Widows and Their Families, page 20:
      But in so far as they were able to forearm themselves against the anxieties of bereavement, the loss may have been that much easier to face.

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