What does the word forelock mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. 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 by John Lothrop Motley
  3. 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 by Edna Ferber