Fore-and-aft rigged
Fore Fore, adv. [AS. fore, adv. & prep., another form of for. See {For}, and cf. {Former}, {Foremost}.] 1. In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Formerly; previously; afore. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship. [1913 Webster]

{Fore and aft} (Naut.), from stem to stern; lengthwise of the vessel; -- in distinction from athwart. --R. H. Dana, Jr.

{Fore-and-aft rigged} (Naut.), not rigged with square sails attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on stays in the midship line of the vessel. See {Schooner}, {Sloop}, {Cutter}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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