Definition of forepaw in English:

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forepaw

Pronunciation: /ˈfôrpô/

noun

Either of the front paws of a quadruped.
Example sentences
  • The forepaws resemble slender human hands and make the raccoon unusually dextrous.
  • Recent carnivorans can be divided into ambush- and pursuit-types on the basis of the animal's ability to manipulate food items with its forepaws.
  • Wildcats have five toes on each of their forepaws, but only four toes on each back paw.

Words that rhyme with forepaw

pawpaw

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Syllabification: fore·paw

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