[noun fawr-pohl, fohr-; verb fawr-pohl, fohr-] /noun ˈfɔrˌpoʊl, ˈfoʊr-; verb fɔrˈpoʊl, foʊr-/ Mining.
Also called spile, spill. any of a number of boards or timbers driven forward on top of a set to protect miners lengthening a tunnel from falling debris.
verb (used with object), forepoled, forepoling.
to reinforce (the end of an excavated tunnel) with forepoles.
[fawr-reech, fohr-] /fɔrˈritʃ, foʊr-/ verb (used without object) 1. to gain, as one ship on another. 2. to maintain headway, as when coming about or drifting after taking in sail or stopping engines. verb (used with object) 3. to gain upon; catch up with. 4. to pass. /fɔːˈriːtʃ/ verb 1. (intransitive) (nautical) to keep moving […]
[fawr-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-, ˈfoʊr-/ noun 1. the forward end of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb. /ˈfɔːˌkwɔːtəz/ plural noun 1. the part of the body of a horse or similar quadruped that consists of the forelegs, shoulders, and adjoining parts /ˈfɔːˌkwɔːtə/ noun 1. the front portion, including the leg, […]
[fawr-ruhn, fohr-] /fɔrˈrʌn, foʊr-/ verb (used with object), foreran, forerun, forerunning. 1. to run in front of; come before; precede. 2. to be the precursor or harbinger of; prefigure. 3. to anticipate or foretell. 4. to forestall. 5. to outrun or outstrip. /fɔːˈrʌn/ verb (transitive) -runs, -running, -ran, -run 1. to serve as a herald […]
[fawr-ruhn-er, fohr-, fawr-ruhn-er, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌrʌn ər, ˈfoʊr-, fɔrˈrʌn ər, foʊr-/ noun 1. predecessor; ancestor; forebear; precursor. 2. an omen, sign, or indication of something to follow; portent: The warm evenings were a forerunner of summer. 3. a person who goes or is sent in advance to announce the coming of someone or something that follows; […]