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ˈfɔrˌɑrm, ˈfoʊr-fore·arm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forearmverb

    the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist

  2. forearmverb

    arm in advance of a confrontation


  1. forearmnoun

    The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.

    Etymology: From . Compare voorarm, forarm, förarm, Vorderarm.

  2. forearmverb

    To arm in preparation.

    Etymology: From . Compare voorarm, forarm, förarm, Vorderarm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forearmverb

    to arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need

  2. Forearmnoun

    that part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium


  1. Forearm

    The forearm is the structure and distal region of the upper limb, between the elbow and the wrist. The term forearm is used in anatomy to distinguish it from the arm, a word which is most often used to describe the entire appendage of the upper limb, but in anatomy, technically, it means only the region of the upper arm, whereas the lower "arm" is called the forearm. It is homologous to the leg that lies between the knee and the ankle joints. The forearm contains two long bones, the radius and the ulna, forming the radioulnar joint. The interosseous membrane connects these bones. Ultimately, the forearm is covered by skin, the anterior surface usually being less hairy than the posterior surface. The forearm contains many muscles, including the flexors and extensors of the digits, a flexor of the elbow, and pronators and supinators that turn the hand to face down or upwards, respectively. In cross-section the forearm can be divided into two fascial compartments. The posterior compartment contains the extensors of the hands, which are supplied by the radial nerve. The anterior compartment contains the flexors, and is mainly supplied by the median nerve. The ulnar nerve also runs the length of the forearm.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forearm

    fōr′ärm, n. the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist.

  2. Forearm

    fōr-ärm′, v.t. to arm or prepare beforehand.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forearm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forearm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of forearm in a Sentence

  1. Sankt Marien:

    In two of the affected children, the left hand was deformed -- they had a normal forearm, but the palms and fingers were undeveloped. In another child, the right hand was affected -- here, too, the hand and fingers were undeveloped, despite a normal forearm.

  2. Trevanian from the novel "Shibumi":

    Melpomene was a substantial girl, thick of bosom, ankle, and forearm, rosy of cheek, and clear of eye. She seemed somehow incomplete without her hockey stick.

  3. Bud Black:

    He threw a very powerful side session a couple days ago and didn’t feel anything, but yet he also said he felt a little soreness in the top of his forearm, it might have had a little something to do with that long first inning.

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