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[fawr-bod-ee, fohr-]
noun, plural fore·bod·ies. Nautical.
  1. the part of a ship's hull forward of the middle body.
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Origin of forebody

First recorded in 1605–15; fore- + body
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Historical Examples of forebody

  • 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