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).

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. To arm in preparation.

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