||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
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ABACK to ADMIRAL of the fleet
Vice-ADMIRAL to AFTER-SAILS
AGENT-VICTUALLER to ALL'S WELL
ALL bands high to ANCHOR
To drag the ANCHORS to To fish the ANCHOR
To sheer the ship to her ANCHOR to Top-ARMOUR
ASHORE to AUGER
AWEIGH to AZIMUTH COMPASS
AFOREAFORE (avant, Fr. fore, Sax.) all that part of a ship which lies forward, or near the stem.
AFORE, as a preposition, likewise implies further forward, or nearer the prow; as, the manger stands afore the fore-mast, i. e. further forward, or nearer the stem. In both these senses afore is used in contradistinction to abaft. See the article ABAFT.
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