fore-and-aft

[fawr-uhnd-aft, -ahft, fohr-] Nautical.
adjective
1.
located along or parallel to a line from the stem to the stern.
adverb
2.
fore1 ( def 10 ).

Origin:
1610–20

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The fore-and-aft rig came to be preferred for coasting vessels for several reasons.
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