forefoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forefoot a front foot of a quadruped
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Forefoot (Shipbuilding) A piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end, connecting it with the lower end of the stem.
    • Forefoot One of the anterior feet of a quadruped or multiped; -- usually written fore foot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forefoot One of the anterior feet of a quadruped or other animal having more than two feet.
    • n forefoot In Mollusca, the anterior division of the foot or podium; the propodium.
    • n forefoot The forward end of the keel of a vessel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forefoot fōr′foot one of the anterior feet of a quadruped.
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Usage

In literature:

One fragment of it mortally wounded Sam Moore, a driver of my gun, while another piece cut off the forefoot of one of the horses in the team.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
When the shoe of the hind foot strikes and injures the heel or quarter of the forefoot the horse is said to overreach.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
I could see the waves boiling white under her forefoot.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
As the brig's forefoot came over her anchor Rawlings, who gave his orders very quietly, waited for a favourable moment.
"Edward Barry" by Louis Becke
The left forefoot, which was entangled, suddenly came loose and unhurt.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
His mount raised its head and beat a forefoot against the ground.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole
The bull whirled again and struck wickedly with a smashing forefoot.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
Adornment of all India, heave to, or I'll bang every toe off your fat forefoot!
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
She tried the bottom with her forefoot, then waded carefully into the deep stream.
"Indian Child Life" by Charles A. Eastman
U75's anchor, when under way, was housed in a trough on the under side of the submarine's forefoot.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
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In poetry:

Gone were the days of waiting,
And the long, blind search was gone;
With a cheer we swung to meet them
On the forefoot of the dawn.
"The Pirates" by DuBose Heyward
The Crown on seas of blood, like swine,
Swam forefoot at the throat:
It drank of its dear veins for wine,
Enough if it might float!
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith

In news:

There are many causes of intermetatarsal neuroma pain or generalized pain in the plantar forefoot area.
Mo Williams out because of forefoot sprain.
Which shoes do you recommend for forefoot striking pronators.
Saucony squeezes multiple cushioning layers in the heel and forefoot and both a medial post and midfoot shank into the Tangents low-profile midsole.
WEAR-TEST REPORT: The Aegis 2 feels fairly light and well cushioned from heel to toe, with an agile low-to-the-ground feeling in the forefoot.
) The new and improved Supernova Cushion is ideal for long, slow runs, but the responsive feel of the dual-density forefoot cushioning allows it to rev up the RPMs for tempo runs or post-run striders.
Seventy dollars buys you a standard EVA midsole with a 20 millimeter thick heel, a 10 millimeter thick forefoot and a Gel pad in the heel.
The midsole is composed of two lightweight foams, with the forefoot built entirely out of the softer one and the heel a mixture of the two.
The gaiter collar functioned well to keep out debris and snow with the assistance of a forefoot waterproof vamp.
That way, the patient still has ankle flexor forces and the procedure may help reduce forefoot valgus.
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In science:

Chen MJL, Chen CPC, Lew HL, Hsieh WC, Yang WP, et al. (2003) Measurement of forefoot varus angle by laser technology in people with flexible flatfoot.
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
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