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fore-and-af•ter



Pronunciation: (fôr'und af'tur, äf'-, fōr'-), [key]
n.
1. Naut.
a. a sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig.
b. a beam running fore and aft across a hatchway to support hatch covers laid athwart the hatchway.
c. a vessel having a sharp stern; a double ender.
2. deerstalker (def. 2).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

fore-and-aftfore-and-aft rig
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