Definition of forelock in English:
1A lock of hair growing just above the forehead.
- His shaggy forelock of dark hair was sticking up oddly over his shocked eyes.
- It started to snow and through the snow I saw a greenish forelock to the armless girl's hair.
- Red hair was greased back, allowing only two forelocks to fall.
1.1The part of the mane of a horse or similar animal, which grows from the poll and hangs down over the forehead.
- They have an erect mane and lack the forelock of a horse.
- He has an all-white body with colored ears and some color in his forelock and mane, but I believe that will disappear and he will become all white.
- The saddle, armor, and bit of his horse were green as well, and each of the green strands of the horse's mane, forelock, and tail was braided with a gold thread and a string of golden bells.
take time by the forelock
- literary Seize an opportunity.Example sentences
- We were taking time by the forelock and making sure of the German indemnity-in services rendered.
- If in government service, take time by the forelock and secure posts you are well qualified to hold.
- Hence the need of taking time by the forelock and getting rid of the worms before they get in their work.
touch (or tug) one's forelock
- British Raise a hand to one’s forehead in deference when meeting a person of higher social rank.Example sentences
- Scotland is just seen as great for shooting, golf and tugging your forelock, which is why so many get out.
- I was too busy tugging my forelock to pull her up on it, I really hate being rude to nice people.
- In the 21st century it should not be a case of expecting employees to just tug their forelock and tow the line.
Definition of forelock in:
- US English dictionary
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