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forebody

[ fawr-bod-ee, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌbɒd i, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun, plural fore·bod·ies.Nautical.

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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How to use forebody in a sentence

  • 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
  • He slipped the loop of the rope down over his shoulders and about his heaving forebody.

    Out of the Depths|Robert Ames Bennet
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