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 Take the big toe on his raised foot, which curls upward as if an involuntary effort to maintain balance. Christopher Knight,, "Review: Getty Villa’s ‘Buried by Vesuvius’ is exquisite and, at times, explicit," 3 July 2019 Green is recovering from December surgery on his big toe. John Fay,, "A.J. Green is back on the field for Bengals, confident he'll be ready for training camp," 28 May 2019 Upton had spent the first 72 games of the season on the injured list recovering from a pesky left big toe sprain. Los Angeles Times, "Angels’ Justin Upton shows signs of putting slump behind him," 20 Aug. 2019 Arenado fouls the sixth pitch off his left big toe. Stephanie Apstein,, "Nolan Arenado's Low-Key Persona Fuels His Stardom," 9 Aug. 2019 The officers sought to arrest Luton during a domestic violence call, and Tylka wrote a report that said Luton kicked and broke Fedorko’s big toe. Eric Heisig,, "Cleveland Public Safety Director Michael McGrath would lose some power to discipline cops under proposed policy," 26 Aug. 2019 Then the stories come to life in the real world, from Harold the scarecrow and a corpse looking for its missing big toe, to the Jangly Man and the Pale Lady (all fan favorites). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," 11 Aug. 2019 Green missed more than half the season with an injured big toe on his right foot that required surgery. Joe Kay, Houston Chronicle, "Bengals receiver A.J. Green hurt, carted off during 1st practice," 27 July 2019 Green missed more than half the season with an injured big toe on his right foot that required surgery. Joe Kay,, "Bengals star receiver A.J. Green hurt, carted off first practice," 27 July 2019

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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

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Medical Definition of big toe

: the innermost and largest digit of the foot

called also great toe

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