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[fawr-sahyd, fohr-]
  1. the front side or part.
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Origin of foreside

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at fore-, side1
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Examples from the Web for foreside

Historical Examples

  • On the foreside of this cabin lived the more subordinate officers, and still further forward the crew.

    The Naval Pioneers of Australia and Walter Jeffery

    Louis Becke

  • Clambering over the precious pile in the middle, they crouched low on the foreside of the mast and groped under the half-deck.

  • But I guess I sha' n't like to learn it very much if the backside is hard as the foreside is.

  • The Captain swung quickly down the foreside of the conning-tower, ran forward and peered into the casing in the eyes of the boat.

  • I suppose the first mischief was done by the foreside of the whirl, the latter by the hinderside, their motion being contrary.

British Dictionary definitions for foreside


  1. the front or upper side or part
  2. US land extending along the sea
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