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fore and aft

at the front and the back, usually of a boat or ship. They had to attach new lights fore and aft because the old ones were not bright enough to meet the new regulations. The captain ordered a watch stationed fore and aft.
See also: aft, and, fore

fore and aft

Both front and back, everywhere, as in The children clung to the teacher fore and aft. This expression is nautical terminology for the bow, or front, and the stern, or back, of a vessel. Today it is also used more broadly. [First half of 1600s]
See also: aft, and, fore
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At the time, the Langley's arresting gear consisted of wires running fore and aft suspended about 10 inches above the deck," wrote Polmar.
The body is 211mm longer and gets bigger rear doors, a more flexible middle bench seat that now slides fore and aft plus a panoramic fixed sunroof.
Armament: Two Bushmaster II 30mm Close in Guns, fore and aft two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers, fore and aft.
This machine comes standard with a front counter weight for greater fore and aft stability.
Armament: Two Bushmaster II 30 mm close-in guns, fore and aft; two Rolling Airframe missile launchers, fore and aft.
The car's flexibility is also enhanced by the ability to slide the rear bench fore and aft to vary the bias between passenger space and luggage space.
Table speed is controlled in both fore and aft directions by an AC variable-speed drive with a minimum speed of 5 ft/min and maximum speed of 180 ft/min.
All supplies including food were carried on board the boat, stored in watertight containers below the main deck or in the fore and aft cabins.
Plus, there is a new, tiny Micro-Compact 1911, with grip-frame shortened fore and aft to take advantage of the shorter overall length of the .
It slides up to 17cm fore and aft, with four possible positions and will accommodate two or three passengers as required.
During small-deck RAST landings, the pilot who isn't at the controls is responsible for backing up the flying pilot by scanning the deck for fore and aft drift.
Dvorak's Eighth Symphony, unlike its companions fore and aft, tends, unjustifiably, to be forgotten.
They had jumped from the tops of tables, ladders, and staircases, landing with legs spread fore and aft, to make their mark in the athletic tap movement indelibly secure.
Players like Richard Dunne and Robbie Keane offer the Irish real class fore and aft and, while Germany's vast resources - Germany have a population of 80 million against the Republic's three and a half - give them an edge, the Republic's form has been very impressive.
Tug boats moved in to pull apart the fore and aft sections.