Pronunciation: (fôr'foot", fōr'-), [key]
1. Zool.one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
a. the point at which the stem of a hull joins the keel; the forward end of a keel.
b. a curved member at this point in a wooden hull.
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