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fore-and-after

[fawr-uh nd-af-ter, ahf-, fohr-] /ˈfɔr əndˈæf tər, ˈɑf-, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
Nautical.
  1. a sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig.
  2. a beam running fore and aft across a hatchway to support hatch covers laid athwart the hatchway.
  3. a vessel having a sharp stern; a double ender.
2.
deerstalker (def 2).
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; fore-and-aft + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for fore-and-after

fore-and-after

noun (nautical)
1.
any vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
2.
a double-ended vessel
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