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fore-and-aft

[fawr-uh nd-aft, -ahft, fohr-] /ˈfɔr əndˈæft, -ˈɑft, ˈfoʊr-/
adjective
1.
located along or parallel to a line from the stem to the stern.
adverb
2.
fore1 (def 10).
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20
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Examples for fore-and-aft
  • The fore-and-aft rig came to be preferred for coasting vessels for several reasons.

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