Meaning of “foreleg” in the English Dictionary

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"foreleg" in British English

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forelegnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɔː.leɡ/ us /ˈfɔːr.leɡ/

Examples from literature

  • He was thin and exhausted, was blind of one eye, had a bad sore back, and one of his forelegs was very much swollen. 
  • In the brook lay Sally, with a broken foreleg. 
  • It was so much taller on its haunches than its shoulders, its forelegs were so disproportionately small, that, in walking, its hind-feet invariably took precedence. 
  • One of the bullets hit his foreleg paw. 
  • Valiantly the horse reared his shoulders up, but when he strove to rise the right foreleg dangled helplessly. 

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