great toe


: big toe
There is a sudden onset of pain in one, maybe two joints, most often at the base of the great toe.Paul G. Donohue

Examples of great toe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since making his debut in 2015 — three years after the Twins drafted him second overall, just behind Correa — Buxton has missed time with injuries to his left thumb, groin, left great toe, left wrist, right wrist, left shoulder, right hip and left hand. New York Times, 8 May 2022 Your dogs might make great toe-warmers, but keeping them under the covers at night doesn't do your sleep any favors. Good Housekeeping, 6 Jan. 2023 Veteran guard Rajon Rondo will also be out approximately two weeks with a right great toe sprain. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 26 Feb. 2022 At various points this season, the third-year guard out of Villanova has missed games due to a right great toe sprain and soreness and he’s been listed on the injury report with left Achilles soreness. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 May 2021 For the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler (with soreness in his right knee) and Jamal Crawford (sprained left great toe) have missed the past two games and will be reevaluated prior to Wednesday's game., 23 Jan. 2018 Jamal Crawford also sat out with a left great toe sprain. ... USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of great toe was in 1616

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“Great toe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

great toe

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