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forebody

[fawr-bod-ee, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌbɒd i, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, plural forebodies. Nautical.
1.
the part of a ship's hull forward of the middle body.
Origin of forebody
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; fore- + body
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  • She now found that it was scarcely possible to get it on at all, and that one side of the forebody was larger than the other.

    Pencil Sketches Eliza Leslie

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