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ABACK to ADMIRAL of the fleet

Vice-ADMIRAL to AFTER-SAILS
Vice-ADMIRAL
Rear-ADMIRAL
ADMIRALTY
ADVICE-BOAT
ADRIFT
AFLOAT
AFORE
AFT
AFTER
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


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AFORE

AFORE (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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