forearm

1 of 2

verb

fore·​arm (ˌ)fȯr-ˈärm How to pronounce forearm (audio)
forearmed; forearming; forearms

transitive verb

: to arm in advance : prepare

forearm

2 of 2

noun

fore·​arm ˈfȯr-ˌärm How to pronounce forearm (audio)
: the part of the human arm between the elbow and the wrist
also : the corresponding part in other vertebrates

Examples of forearm in a Sentence

Verb forearmed themselves for the championship game with the help of a sports psychologist
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
In Dallas, when Diaz and Paul posed for the cameras in a stare-down, Diaz provoked Paul by raising his fists, pressing his right elbow and then forearm into his opponent’s left shoulder. Rafi Kohan, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023 Diabetes blisters can develop on your fingers, hands, toes, feet, and sometimes forearms. Barbie Cervoni, Ms, Rd, Cdces, Cdn, Health, 18 Oct. 2023
Noun
Side plank on your knees Place your right hip and right forearm on the floor with your left hand on the floor in front of your chest. Ana Morales, Vogue, 15 July 2024 During the struggle, the assailant pulled out a switchblade and slashed the man in the forearm before running out of the station. Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News, 12 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for forearm 

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1584, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forearm was in 1584

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Cite this Entry

“Forearm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forearm. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

forearm

1 of 2 verb
fore·​arm (ˈ)fōr-ˌärm How to pronounce forearm (audio)
(ˈ)fȯr-
: to arm in advance : prepare

forearm

2 of 2 noun
fore·​arm ˈfōr-ˌärm How to pronounce forearm (audio)
ˈfȯr-
: the part of the human arm between the elbow and the wrist

Medical Definition

forearm

noun
: the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist
also : the corresponding part in other vertebrates

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