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1. (Science: anatomy) One of the terminal members, or digits, of the foot of a man or an animal. Each one, tripping on his toe.

2. (Science: zoology) The fore part of the hoof or foot of an animal.

3. Anything, or any part, corresponding to the toe of the foot; as, the toe of a boot; the toe of a skate.

4. (Science: machinery) The journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving shaft or spindle, which rests in a step. A lateral projection at one end, or between the ends, of a piece, as a rod or bolt, by means of which it is moved.

A projection from the periphery of a revolving piece, acting as a cam to lift another piece.

(Science: medicine) Toe biter, a morbid condition of the foot in which the toe is depressed and the heel elevated, as in talipes equinus. See Talipes.

Origin: OE. Too, taa, AS. Ta; akin to D. Teen, G. Zehe, OHG. Zeha, Icel. Ta, Sw. Ta, Dan. Taa; of uncertain origin. 60.