Forelock



[fawr-lok, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌlɒk, ˈfoʊr-/

noun
1.
the lock of hair that grows from the fore part of the head.
2.
(of a horse) a tuft of hair above or on the forehead.
[fawr-lok, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌlɒk, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a pin or flat wedge passed through a hole near the end of a threadless bolt to fasten parts together.
verb (used with object)
2.
to fasten by means of a forelock.
/ˈfɔːˌlɒk/
noun
1.
a lock of hair growing or falling over the forehead
2.
a lock of a horse’s mane that grows forwards between the ears
/ˈfɔːˌlɒk/
noun
1.
a wedge or peg passed through the tip of a bolt to prevent withdrawal
verb
2.
(transitive) to secure (a bolt) by means of a forelock
n.

“lock of hair growing above the forehead,” Old English forelocca; see fore- + lock (n.2).

“Opportunity has hair in front, behind she is bald; if you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her; but, if she once escapes, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.” [“Dictionary of Latin Quotations, Proverbs, Maxims and Mottos,” H.T. Riley, London, 1866]

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