Definition of fore-end in English:


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1The front part of something, especially a ship: the ship was bow down, due to the fore-end being flooded
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  • The rooms at the forward end of B-deck were ventilated by windows while the passageways were ventilated by the windows at the fore-end.
  • I came out on the quarter-deck and, going forward, I was met by the profound silence of the fore-end of the ship.
  • On the main deck from forward: fish handling area with trawl winch at fore-end and a deckhouse.
1.1The front part of the stock of a gun, supporting the barrel: keep a strong grip on the fore-end of a pump shotgun
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  • With a true splinter fore-end, the shooter is cradling the barrels rather than the stock.
  • One simple solution to fit for the hunter or casual shooter - if the stock seems too long, grasp the fore-end closer to the action.
  • Put sand bags under stock's fore-end and under the pistol grip.

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