Etymology
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forearm (n.)

between the elbow and the wrist, 1741, from fore- + arm (n.1).

forearm (v.)

"prepare for an attack," 1590s, from fore- + arm (v.) "take up weapons." Related: Forearmed; forearming.

updated on December 17, 2014

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Definitions of forearm from WordNet
1
forearm (v.)
arm in advance of a confrontation;
2
forearm (n.)
the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.