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.
2. Formerly; previously; afore. [Obs. or Colloq.]
The eyes, fore duteous, now converted are. --Shak.
3. (Naut.) In or towards the bows of a ship.
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,