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From Middle English forefot, forfote, equivalent to fore- +‎ foot.


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.


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

  1. (rare, obsolete) To repair the front area of (a shoe etc).
  2. (transitive) To catch (a horse) by binding its front legs together with rope.
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 51:
      By the time she was twelve, she could flank and mug as well as her brothers, she could forefoot anything that moved, but it didn't matter.