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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Afore  \A*fore"\,  adv  [OE.  afore,  aforn,  AS  onforan  or 
  [ae]tforan;  pref.  a-  +  fore.] 
  1.  Before  [Obs.] 
 
  If  he  have  never  drunk  wine  afore.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  In  the  fore  part  of  a  vessel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Afore  \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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