fore-and-aft·​er ˌfȯr-ə-ˈnaf-tər How to pronounce fore-and-after (audio)
: a ship with a fore-and-aft rig
especially : schooner

Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fore-and-after was in 1823

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“Fore-and-after.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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