Fore-and-aft meaning

The definition of fore and aft is an expression that means backwards and forwards.

If your car gets stuck in a snow bank, you may rock it fore and aft.

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In or at the front and back.
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Parallel with the length of a structure, such as a ship or house; running lengthwise.
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From the bow to the stern; lengthwise.

Sails rigged fore and aft.

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At, in, or toward both the bow and the stern.

Lifeboats located fore and aft.

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From the bow to the stern; lengthwise or set lengthwise, as sails.
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(nautical) From the bow of a ship to the stern; lengthwise.
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At both ends of a vessel.
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Everywhere on a vessel.
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(nautical, of the orientation of the sails of a ship) Parallel with the keel, that is, going from bow to stern (as opposed to square-rigged).
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