forefoot

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forefoot

1. either of the front feet of a quadruped
2. Nautical the forward end of the keel

forefoot

[′fȯr‚fu̇t]
(naval architecture)
The extreme forward end of the bottom of a ship.
(vertebrate zoology)
An anterior foot of a quadruped.
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The Health Sciences' FeeTURA study however, developed new ways of assessing the forefeet through the use of diagnostic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging techniques.
Her retraining teaches athletes to land softer on their forefeet rather than harder on their heels.
One hypothesis is that some prosthetic forefeet, such as those made from EVA or a thin carbon-fiber foot plate, would not be stiff enough to support the user's body mass.
Sprinters run primarily on their forefeet, but the mechanics of sprinting are different.
Also, when a horse suddenly stops running at full speed by extending his forefeet as 'brakes'.