A lock of hair that grows from or falls on the forehead, especially the part of a horse's mane that falls forward between the ears.(noun)
A cotter pin; a linchpin.(noun)
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Use "forelock" in a sentence
"This kind of forelock-tugging to the monarchy disappeared from the real world 40 years ago or more."
"There were about five people in different departments who, because of my forelock, ended up in tears."
"A lot of kneeling, kowtowing and forelock-tugging ensued -- and a public scolding of one of the Star's best journos and columnists by the "public editor.""