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forelock Syllabification: fore·lock
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌläk/

Definition of forelock in English:


1A lock of hair growing just above the forehead.
Example sentences
  • 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) that grows from the poll and hangs down over the forehead.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with forelock

oarlock, warlock
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