Definition of Foreleg

1. Noun. The forelimb of a quadruped.

Group relationships: Quadruped
Generic synonyms: Forelimb
Terms within: Elbow



Definition of Foreleg

1. Noun. Either of the two legs towards the front of a four-legged animal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foreleg

1. one of the front legs of an animal [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foreleg

foreknowledges
foreknown
foreknows
forel
foreladies
forelady
forelaid
forelain
foreland
forelands
forelay
forelays
forelead
foreleader
foreleaders
foreleg (current term)
forelegs
forelend
forelends
forelent
forelie
forelies
forelift
forelifted
forelifting
forelifts
forelike
forelimb
forelimbs
forelock

Literary usage of Foreleg

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1. Animal Micrology: Practical Exercises in Zoölogical Micro-technique by Michael Frederic Guyer (1917)
"Detach the foreleg of a male, and soak it in 10 per cent potash solution (see reagent 86, p. 237) for a day or two. 2. Wash it in water, run it up to 95 per ..."

2. Taxidermy by Leon Luther Pray (1913)
"If the mammal is to sit erect, the hind leg-wires must be considerably larger than otherwise and foreleg-wires may be much lighter. ..."

3. Animal Micrology: Practical Exercises in Microscopical Methods by Michael Frederic Guyer (1906)
"When hard, seal on the turntable witk gold-size followed by Bell's cement when the gold-size is dry. D. foreleg of Dytiscus, the Great Water Beetle.—1. ..."

4. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the edited by Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar (1920)
"They are quite distinct in the flipper or paddle of the whale, as well as in the foreleg of the ox and the horse. Carr, Sir Robert, d. ..."

5. The Training and Breaking of Horses by Merritt Wesley Harper (1918)
"Then the other foreleg is raised similarly. In teaching the Spanish walk, the first lesson is to train the horse to extend his foreleg to the front. ..."

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