big toe


Definition of big toe

: the innermost and largest toe of the foot

called also great toe

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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 Outfielder Justin Upton, out all season recovering from a sprained left big toe, faced live pitchers for the first time since spring training. Maria Torres,, "Angels take a flier on UCLA’s Kyle Molnar, who has pitched one inning since 2016," 5 June 2019 Typically the cue is to step one foot forward and one foot back in crescent pose and Warrior I; in a forward fold, the big toes touch or the feet are fist-width distance apart. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "5 ways to avoid back pain during yoga class," 22 July 2019 The big toe was totally chopped off and there was no evidence of healing. National Geographic, "Episode 6: Harem Conspiracy Papyrus," 16 July 2019 Toe ring sandals — the sandals where a loop around the big toe helps keep the sandal in place — are still popular. Ellen Warren,, "Black, white, neon? Colorful sneakers create a sock dilemma," 1 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

\ 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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