fore·​paw | \ ˈfȯr-ˌpȯ How to pronounce forepaw (audio) \

Definition of forepaw

: the paw of a foreleg

Examples of forepaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though nearly blind, a mole is perfectly adapted, with large forepaws and a keen sense of smell, to tunnel its way through earth, in search of worms. Timothy R. Smith, Washington Post, "Life lessons from a mole — and the man who made a living catching them," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of forepaw

1782, in the meaning defined above

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“Forepaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of forepaw

: the paw of a foreleg

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