fore·​foot | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce forefoot (audio) \

Definition of forefoot

1a : one of the anterior feet especially of a quadruped
b : the front part of the human foot also : the front part of a shoe
2 : the forward part of a ship where the stem and keel meet

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Recent Examples on the Web The top answers were that a higher stride rate and shorter stride length signaled efficiency; more vertical bounce signaled inefficiency; and midfoot or forefoot strike would be more efficient than rearfoot strike. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "Don't Judge a Runner's Efficiency by Their Stride," 30 Sep. 2020 Delivering the same fit and feel that runners love, the shoe has an all-new forefoot cushioning unit and foam for optimal responsiveness. Mark Heim |, al, "Alabama Crimson Tide-themed Nike Zoom Pegasus 37 now available; Here’s how to get them," 20 Aug. 2020 The mesh in the forefoot provides lightweight, breathable containment. Mark Heim |, al, "Nike Youth LeBron 17 ‘Constellations’ just dropped at Dick’s; Here’s how to get them," 15 Aug. 2020 With a mini band around the forefoot of both feet, stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Rozalynn S. Frazier,, "The 21-Day Mini Resistance Band Challenge That Will Tone and Strengthen Your Entire Body," 10 July 2020 These stylish trainers - with new soft rubber midsole protection wrap and bootie construction to add cushioning in the forefoot - provides ultimate performance comfort. Mark Heim |, al, "Amazon’s ‘Big Style Sale’ is on, deals up to 50 percent off Reebok, Fossil, Tommy Hilfiger and more," 25 June 2020 At 33 millimeters in the heel and 29 millimeters in the forefoot, the shoe has a stack height similar to Nike’s Vaporfly models. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "I Tested the TenNine, Hoka's Craziest Shoe Yet," 12 Mar. 2020 Make sure your entire foot is on the box, not just the forefoot, then engage your quad, press through with your heel, and stand to bring your lower leg up onto the box. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Cross-Training Workout for Runners," 23 Sep. 2019 With a thick foam sole and added cushioning under the forefoot, the shoe looks like it has been pulled out of a sci-fi film. George Ramsay, CNN, "Nike's controversial shoe will be commercially available this year," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of forefoot

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Forefoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of forefoot

: either one of the front feet of a four-footed animal


fore·​foot | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce forefoot (audio) \
plural forefeet\ -​ˌfēt \

Kids Definition of forefoot

: one of the front feet of an animal with four feet


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Medical Definition of forefoot

1 : one of the anterior feet especially of a quadruped
2 : the front part of the human foot

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