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Meaning of FORELOCK

Pronunciation:  'fowr`lâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears
  2. [n]  a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead

FORELOCK is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: foretop
 See Also: curl, encolure, hair, lock, quiff, ringlet, whorl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fore"lock`\, n.
1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head.

2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to
   prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the
   cap-square of a gun.

{Forelock bolt}, a bolt retained by a key, gib, or cotter
   passing through a slot.

{Forelock hook} (Rope Making), a winch or whirl by which a
   bunch of three yarns is twisted into a standard. --Knight.

{To take} {time, or occasion}, {by the forelock}, to make
   prompt use of anything; not to let slip an opportunity.

         Time is painted with a lock before and bald behind,
         signifying thereby that we must take time by the
         forelock; for when it is once past, there is no
         recalling it.                         --Swift.

         On occasion's forelock watchful wait. --Milton.