Definition of forebody

1a : the part of a ship forward of the largest or midship cross section — compare afterbody, middle body
b : the part of a seaplane float or hull forward of the step specifically : the bottom surface forward of the step and below the chines
2 : thorax

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History and Etymology for forebody

fore- + body

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“Forebody.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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