Meaning of “forefoot” in the English Dictionary

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forefootnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɔː.fʊt/ us /ˈfɔːr.fʊt/ plural forefeet

Examples from literature

  • In branding my method was to simply tie up one forefoot and blindfold the colt, when a small and properly-hot stamp-iron can be quickly and effectively applied before he quite knows what is hurting him. 
  • My horse raises his head above the stanchion, looks around at me, and strikes his forefoot on the stable floor—the best greeting he has at his command for a fine Christmas morning. 
  • The dun-coloured bull bellowed, glad to be free, and pawed the ground with his forefeet. 
  • The next throw encircled the forefeet and the animal fell heavily. 
  • Twice he rapped the ground hard with his forefoot. 

(Definition of “forefoot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)