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fore-and-after

[ fawr-uhnd-af-ter, ahf-, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔr əndˈæf tər, ˈɑf-, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun

Nautical.
  1. a sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig.
  2. a beam running fore and aft across a hatchway to support hatch covers laid athwart the hatchway.
  3. a vessel having a sharp stern; a double ender.

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Origin of fore-and-after

First recorded in 1815–25; fore-and-aft + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for fore-and-after

fore-and-after

noun nautical

any vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
a double-ended vessel
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