fore-and-aft :

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  • s  parallel with the keel of a boat or ship

  • A fore-and-aft rigged ship with from two to six masts.
  • As a schooner is fore-and-aft-rigged it could not conform to the requirements of this definition.
  • 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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