One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Each of the front feet of a four-footed animal.
- ‘Their feet are broad and the toes are tipped with enlarged claws; the claws on the forefeet are especially well developed.’
- ‘It gave three quick kicks to its right cheek with a forefoot, scratched the smallest itch.’
- ‘Four toes are found on the forefeet, which lack webbing.’
- ‘The fatty digital cushion is smaller in the rear foot than the forefoot in both African and Asian elephants.’
- ‘The forefeet have extremely long and strong claws that are used for loosening packed earth.’
- ‘The forefeet have 5 digits, but the thumb is reduced in size. The hindfeet have five functional digits.’
- ‘In their search for food, most of which is comprised of burrowing rodents, badgers tear up large areas of earth with powerful digging claws on their forefeet.’
- ‘Well, we seen prints of a big man here and there riding a large horse with a chip on the left forefoot.’
- ‘It was crouched on all fours, its strangely formed hands with three fingers and a thumb acting as the forefeet on a crocodile, while the tail slithered like a snake's would.’
- ‘Clumsy on the surface, because of its short legs and rotated forefeet, the animal is capable of tunnelling through loose soil at considerable speed by using its forefeet as earthmovers.’
- ‘Most species have three digits on the hindfoot and three or four on the forefoot, but in some only a single digit, the third, remains.’
- ‘The forefeet have 4 functional toes, and the hindfeet 3 (digits 1 and 5 are present but reduced).’
- ‘On inspection, the foot has an ‘up and out’ appearance, with the dorsal forefoot practically touching the anterior aspect of the ankle and lower leg.’
- ‘The forefeet have 4 digits and the hindfeet 3, and each toe is tipped with an almost hoof-like claw.’
- ‘The forefeet and hindfeet have 3 large digits; the pollex and hallux are reduced in size or absent and the fifth finger is very small.’
- ‘The forefeet have 4 functional digits, and the hindfeet 5.’
- ‘They have short tails and limbs, and both the forefeet and hindfeet have five digits.’
- ‘The forefeet have five toes (with a few exceptions), but two or three predominate and have long, sharp, curved claws.’
- ‘The forefeet have four toes, which are easily maneuverable and used for grasping.’
- ‘On the forefeet, digits 1 and 2 are opposable to 3-5.’
- 1.1 The forward end of a vessel's keel where it joins the stern.
- ‘The single engine, semi-displacement hull form with deep forefoot and a long deep keel actually more closely resembles Down East-style workboats and cruisers.’
- ‘The ‘IRIS II’ has been designed on traditional lines with quite a square forefoot to give as much keel length as possible, and a transom stern.’
- ‘The full-length keel aids in directional stability as well as dampening roll and the deep forefoot helps to prevent pounding in choppy seas.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.