forepaw

noun
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 The Telefol say that this story explains why ground cuscuses have four digits on each forepaw. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 3 Dec. 2020 The Telefol say that this story explains why ground cuscuses have four digits on each forepaw. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 3 Dec. 2020 The Telefol say that this story explains why ground cuscuses have four digits on each forepaw. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 3 Dec. 2020 Observers have even reported seeing domestic cats trap two cicadas at once, one under each forepaw. Jillian Mock, Scientific American, 9 Apr. 2021 The Telefol say that this story explains why ground cuscuses have four digits on each forepaw. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 17 Nov. 2020 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, 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of forepaw

1782, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forepaw was in 1782

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19 Oct 2021

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“Forepaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forepaw. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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forepaw

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

Medical Definition of forepaw

: the paw of a foreleg

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