fore-and-aft fore-and-aft

Definition(s):

  • (adj) parallel with the keel of a boat or ship

Usage(s):

  1. A fore-and-aft rigged ship with from two to six masts.
  2. As a schooner is fore-and-aft-rigged it could not conform to the requirements of this definition.
  3. He noticed that the fore-and-aft stick movement, which raises or lowers the nose of the aircraft in flight, was slightly stiff, but he thought nothing of it at the time.
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