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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fore \Fore\, adv. [AS. fore, adv. & prep., another form of for. See For, and cf. Former, Foremost.] 1. In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Formerly; previously; afore. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship. [1913 Webster] Fore and aft (Naut.), from stem to stern; lengthwise of the vessel; -- in distinction from athwart. --R. H. Dana, Jr. Fore-and-aft rigged (Naut.), not rigged with square sails attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on stays in the midship line of the vessel. See Schooner, Sloop, Cutter. [1913 Webster]