fore·​part ˈfȯr-ˌpärt How to pronounce forepart (audio)
: the anterior part of something
: the earlier part of a period of time

Examples of forepart in a Sentence

moved to the forepart of the machine to check the mechanism
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of forepart was in the 14th century

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“Forepart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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fore·​part ˈfō(ə)r-ˌpärt How to pronounce forepart (audio)
: the part most advanced or first in place or in time
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