fore-and-aft


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fore-and-aft

(fôr′ən-ăft′)
adj.
Parallel with the length of a structure, such as a ship or house; running lengthwise.

fore′-and-aft′


Naut. adj.
1. located along or parallel to a line from the stem to the stern.
adv.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fore-and-aft - parallel with the keel of a boat or ship
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
lengthways, lengthwise - running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing; "the lengthwise dimension"
Translations

fore-and-aft

adj (Naut) fore-and-aft schoonerGaffelschoner m; fore-and-aft sailSchratsegel nt
References in classic literature ?
As I have said, I know nothing of racing and but little of fore-and-aft rig; but the advantages of such a rig are obvious, especially for purposes of pleasure, whether in cruising or racing.
Of those three varieties of fore-and-aft rig, the cutter - the racing rig PAR EXCELLENCE - is of an appearance the most imposing, from the fact that practically all her canvas is in one piece.
The rig consists of a fore-and-aft sprit as a mainsail, a lateen sail placed forward of the tiller, and a bowsprit without any sail.
Tarangini is a three-masted barque, square rigged on the fore and main masts and fore-and-aft rigged on the mizzen mast.
Lexington was initially fitted with an electrically-operated arresting gear design which used both fore-and-aft and transverse wires.
Getting outside the fore-and-aft CG limits is an entirely matter, however, usually resulting in stability issues.
The CERV features a dynamically adjustable headset that moves both fore-and-aft and up-and-down.
With the cylinder closed there was barely detectable rotational play and no perceptible fore-and-aft play.
The aircraft's main gear screeched across the platform as the hooks mounted on the spreader bars scraped into the fore-and-aft wires.
The cart was positioned on the elevator facing fore-and-aft with the aft side chained down to the elevator.
A "spring" line running from an aft cleat on your boat to a forward cleat on your neighbor's--or vice versa--reduces fore-and-aft sliding between the boats.
In "Rigging: Period Fore-and-Aft Craft", author and professional illustrator Lennarth Pettersson draws upon his many years of experience and expertise as a model maker an draughtsman in the study of eighteenth-century rigs and rigging, to provide readers with a visual compendium concerning ever aspect and facet of a ship's rigging.