big toe


Definition of big toe

: the innermost and largest toe of the foot

called also great toe

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And then on May 9 in a game in Toronto, Gordon fouled a ball off his right foot, fracturing his big toe. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Healthy and happy, Dee Gordon looks for a bounceback for the Mariners," 18 Feb. 2019 Cushioning pads in pressure areas, like your heel or the side of your big toe, can help. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Stretch Shoes That Are Too Small," 24 Dec. 2018 Such a curved surface would allow motion of that big toe—which modern apes use for grasping. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Ancient Toddler Was at Home on the Ground and in the Trees," 5 July 2018 In addition, the important biomechanical relationship between the front (big toe) and the back (heel, ankle, Achilles) of the foot is altered, thus resulting in overuse injuries involving tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Turns Out Kanye West’s Too-Small Yeezy Pool Slides Are Dangerous," 28 Aug. 2018 And the shape of the big toe stayed decidedly more ape-like until much later in our lineage, too. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow," 15 Aug. 2018 Portland played without Evan Turner, who missed the game due to a contusion on his right big toe stemming from Game 2. Andrew Greif,, "Portland Trail Blazers collapse in 119-102 Game 3 loss to New Orleans Pelicans: Rapid Reaction," 19 Apr. 2018 Accuracy: 4/10, the big toe claw is right but these guys are way too big. Emma Stefansky, GQ, "The Definitive Jurassic Park Dinosaur Power Rankings," 21 June 2018 Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is expected to miss the rest of the season because of an injury to his left big toe., "Patriots owner Robert Kraft deposed in Colin Kaepernick case," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of big toe

1699, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of big toe

: the largest toe on a person's foot

big toe

\ ˌbig- How to pronounce big toe (audio) \

Medical Definition of big toe

: the innermost and largest digit of the foot

called also great toe

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