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 taketime, 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.

On occasion's forelock watchful wait.

(Fore*look") v. i. To look beforehand or forward. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Fore"man) n.; pl. Foremen The first or chief man; as: (a) The chief man of a jury, who acts as their speaker. (b) The chief of a set of hands employed in a shop, or on works of any kind, who superintends the rest; an overseer.

(Fore"mast`) n. (Naut.) The mast nearest the bow.

Foremasthand or man(Naut.), a common sailor; also, a man stationed to attend to the gear of the foremast.

(Fore*meant") a. Intended beforehand; premeditated. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Fore"men`tioned) a. Mentioned before; already cited; aforementioned. Addison.

(Fore"milk`) n. (Physiol.) The milk secreted just before, or directly after, the birth of a child or of the young of an animal; colostrum.

(Fore"most`) a. [OE. formest first, AS. formest, fyrmest, superl. of forma first, which is a superl. fr. fore fore; cf. Goth. frumist, fruma, first. See Fore, adv., and cf. First, Former, Frame, v. t., Prime, a.] First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army.

THat struck the foremost man of all this world.

(Fore"most`ly), adv. In the foremost place or order; among the foremost. J. Webster.

(Fore"moth`er) n. A female ancestor.

(Fore"name`) n. A name that precedes the family name or surname; a first name. Selden.

(Fore"name`), v. t. To name or mention before. Shak.

(Fore"named`) a. Named before; aforenamed.

(Fore*nenst") prep. [See Fore, and Anent.] Over against; opposite to. [Now dialectic]

The land forenenst the Greekish shore.

(Fore"-night`) n. The evening between twilight and bedtime. [Scot.]

(Fore"noon") n. The early part of the day, from morning to meridian, or noon.

(Fore"no`tice) n. Notice or information of an event before it happens; forewarning. [R.] Rymer.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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