fore and aft definition

  • adverb:
    • Nautical From the bow of a ship into the stern; lengthwise.
    • Nautical In, at, or toward both finishes of a ship.
    • In or at the front and right back.
    • From the bow of a ship towards the stern; lengthwise.
    • At both stops of a vessel.
    • every where on a vessel.
    • from stem to stern; lengthwise regarding the vessel; -- in distinction from athwart.
  • others:
    • begin to see the after nautical expression
  • noun:
    • A fore-and-aft rigged vessel.
    • a tiny limit with vizors before and behind. Also known as steamer-cap.
  • adjective:
    • parallel with the keel of a boat or ship

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