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fore edge

the front outer edge of a book, opposite the bound edge.
Origin of fore edge
First recorded in 1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He rushed back to the fore edge of the roof and peered over.

    Samba Herbert Strang
  • The folded edge of signatures at the head, fore edge and tail of books.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • After a few operations like this the back of the book becomes rounded and the fore edge concave.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • If the back of the book seems to be much thicker than the fore edge, pound down with a backing-hammer.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • The correct position of the printed matter, the widths of head, tail, and fore edge may be destroyed by careless cutting.

    Paper-Cutting Machines

    Niel, Jr., Gray
  • A hook or catch for fastening the covers of a book together, usually at the fore edge.

  • Luff—The fore edge of a sail, also an order to bring a vessel closer to the wind.

    On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day
  • In manipulating the fore edge, open the book slightly, fasten the edge in this oblique position and then lightly apply the color.

  • Sometimes the leaf when inserted will extend beyond the fore edge of the book.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • She is built of wood and is 200 feet long from taffrail to fore edge of stem.

    Children of the Market Place

    Edgar Lee Masters

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