Part of speech: noun

A lock of hair growing over the forehead, as of a horse.

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Usage examples "forelock":

  1. Almost at my first meeting him I divined something of the public man in his bearing, a suggestion, perhaps, of the confirmed orator, a notion in which I was somehow further set by the gesture with which he swept back his carelessly falling forelock. - "Ruggles of Red Gap", Harry Leon Wilson.
  2. It bores you worse than it does me, really, but you like to think that the villagers are pulling a forelock when you walk down Normal Avenue. - "Gigolo", Edna Ferber.
  3. In his own vigorous language, used to stimulate his friends in various parts of the country, he seized the swift occasion by the forelock. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.