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fore-end Line breaks: fore-end

Definition of fore-end in English:


1The front part of something, especially a ship: the ship was bow down, due to the fore-end being flooded
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  • On the main deck from forward: fish handling area with trawl winch at fore-end and a deckhouse.
  • As the torpedo struck her forward magazine, the explosion blew away all the fore-end structure below the waterline.
  • The design for the fore-end of the submarine had to be married to the American stern, where the machinery spaces were so crowded that scale models were built to ensure that all would fit together.
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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  • The shooting (right) hand holds the rifle above the pistol grip and the fore-end of the stock is cradled in the crook of the left arm.
  • The wood is exceptionally well-figured walnut with both the fore-end and grip area nicely checkered.
  • With a true splinter fore-end, the shooter is cradling the barrels rather than the stock.
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