fore and aft

adverb

Definition of fore and aft

  1. 1 :  lengthwise of a ship :  from stem to stern

  2. 2 :  in, at, or toward both the bow and stern

  3. 3 :  in or at the front and back or the beginning and end

First Known Use of fore and aft

circa 1618


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