[fawr-uh nd-aft, -ahft, fohr-]Nautical
- located along or parallel to a line from the stem to the stern.
Origin of fore-and-aft
First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for fore-and-aft
I don't know how he came to be in command of a fore-and-aft schooner.Man Overboard!
F(rancis) Marion Crawford
She carries a fore-and-aft main-sail, gaff-topsail, stay-foresail, and jib.
With jibs and fore-and-aft sails, the tack confines them amidships.
They were fore-and-aft schooners, of beautiful model, and entirely new.Up The Baltic
The term “fore-and-aft” is derived from the forward part and the after part of the ship.Man on the Ocean