fore·​part | \ ˈfȯr-ˌpärt How to pronounce forepart (audio) \

Definition of forepart

1 : the anterior part of something
2 : the earlier part of a period of time

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moved to the forepart of the machine to check the mechanism
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First Known Use of forepart

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Forepart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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