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 Ross missed the first two preseason games due to a hairline fracture in his left big toe. Roy Parry,, "Magic finally return to Amway Center for preseason game versus Hornets," 16 Dec. 2020 Shooting guard Terrence Ross again did not participate in contact work due to his big toe fracture, and Clifford said forward James Ennis was unable to take part in contact drills because of a toenail issue. Roy Parry,, "Magic coach Steve Clifford plays waiting game for lineups amid injuries," 9 Dec. 2020 The short-handed Cardinals had just eight scholarship players available after Samuell Williamson dislocated the big toe on his right foot against Seton Hall two days prior. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, "What we learned from Louisville basketball's 86-64 win over Prairie View A&M," 30 Nov. 2020 Colts quarterback Philip Rivers returned to practice Friday, his first action since injuring the big toe on his right foot in last weekend’s victory over Green Bay. Mark Heim |, al, "Titans vs. Colts live stream (11/29): How to watch NFL Week 12 online, TV, time," 29 Nov. 2020 The policy is about as intelligent as repeatedly hitting one’s big toe with a hammer to cure osteoarthritis. Itxu Díaz, National Review, "Spain’s Government Declares War on the Spanish Language," 25 Nov. 2020 Often the pain is concentrated in the big toe, ridiculous, stubby and chubby, Napoleonic, the fat piggy sent to market. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Once the Disease of Gluttonous Aristocrats, Gout Is Now Tormenting the Masses," 13 Nov. 2020 Symmetrical shoes are fairly straight along their length for comfort and stability, while shoes that bend toward the big toe allow for more precise foot placement and hooking with that toe. Will Egensteiner, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Rock Climbing Shoes," 29 Oct. 2020 Briefly: The Rangers put RHP Jesse Chavez on the IL with a sprained left big toe. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Robinson Chirinos could see more time at DH as Rangers adjust unusually deep catchers group," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of big toe

1699, in the meaning defined above

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30 Dec 2020

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“Big toe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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big toe


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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