fore-and-after
noun Date: 1823 a ship with a fore-and-aft rig; especially schooner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fore-and-after — [fôr′ naf′tər] n. a schooner, ketch, or other ship with fore and aft rig …   English World dictionary

  • fore-and-after — Deerstalker Deer stalk er, n. 1. One who practices deerstalking. [1913 Webster] 2. A close fitting cap, usually woolen, such as is worn in deerstalking, having a low crown and visors both in front and back, and having earflaps which are usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fore-and-after — fore and aft·er …   English syllables

  • fore-and-after — /fawr euhnd af teuhr, ahf , fohr /, n. 1. Naut. a. a sailing vessel with a fore and aft rig. b. a beam running fore and aft across a hatchway to support hatch covers laid athwart the hatchway. c. a vessel having a sharp stern; a double ender. 2.… …   Universalium

  • fore-and-after — /fɔr ən ˈaftə/ (say fawr uhn ahftuh) noun a vessel with fore and aft sails, as a schooner …   Australian English dictionary

  • fore-and-after — noun sailing vessel with a fore and aft rig • Hypernyms: ↑sailing vessel, ↑sailing ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fore and aft — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fore-and-aft sails — Sail Sail, n. [OE. seil, AS. segel, segl; akin to D. zeil, OHG. segal, G. & Sw. segel, Icel. segl, Dan. seil. [root] 153.] 1. An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fore-and-aft bridge — noun : a gangway that sometimes connects a ship s forward bridge and after bridge …   Useful english dictionary

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