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fore–and–aft

adjective \ˌfr-ə-ˈnaft\

Definition of FORE-AND-AFT

1
:  lying, running, or acting in the general line of the length of a construction (as a ship or a house) :  longitudinal
2
:  having no square sails

First Known Use of FORE-AND-AFT

1820
FORE-AND-AFT Defined for Kids

fore–and–aft

adjective \ˌfr-ə-ˈnaft\

Definition of FORE-AND-AFT for Kids

:  being in line with the length of a ship <fore-and-aft sails>

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