big toe


Definition of big toe

: the innermost and largest toe of the foot

called also great toe

Examples of big toe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Hall removed his big toe, Zamora needed to be vigilant: Wear diabetic shoes, check his feet every day, keep his sugar and blood pressure down. Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2021 The steps also included impressions for a heel and a big toe. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 2 Dec. 2021 Establish equilibrium by spreading the pinkie toe as far away from the big toe as possible. New York Times, 23 Nov. 2021 Focusing on the arch, roll the ball from the big toe to the heel and back, then from middle toe to the heel and back, then from the pinky toe to the heel and back. Mallory Creveling,, 5 Nov. 2021 And the kind of good fortune that blows in the wind — stuff like Kevin Durant’s big toe being on the 3-point line at a critical moment in a huge game. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Aug. 2021 The big toe on her left foot after diving for a ball at Colgate on Oct. 8. Edward Lee,, 22 Oct. 2021 That said, they're most commonly found on the big toe, per MedlinePlus. Maggie O'neill,, 4 Oct. 2021 An inch, the length of Kevin Durant’s big toe atop the 3-point line. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of big toe

1699, in the meaning defined above

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31 Dec 2021

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“Big toe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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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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