A*fore" (#), adv. [OE. afore, aforn, AS. onforan or aetforan; pref. a- + fore.]

1.

Before.

[Obs.]

If he have never drunk wine afore. Shak.

2. Naut.

In the fore part of a vessel.

 

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A*fore", prep.

1.

Before (in all its senses).

[Archaic]

2. Naut.

Before; in front of; farther forward than; as, afore the windlass.

Afore the mast, among the common sailors; -- a phrase used to distinguish the ship's crew from the officers.

 

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