- the front outer edge of a book, opposite the bound edge.
Origin of fore edge
First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for fore-edge
When the fore-edge of both boards has been turned in, the head and tail must also be turned in.
After the fore-edge is gilt the same operation is repeated at the head and tail.
The head or top of a book, in contradistinction to fore-edge or tail.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries
John Cotton Dana
The top and bottom edges must be turned in before the fore-edge.
The rounding of the fore-edge should be equal to one-third of a circle.
- the outer edge of the pages of a book
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