Meaning of FOREBODY in English

ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: fore- + body


a. : the part of a ship forward of the largest or midship cross section — compare afterbody , middle body

b. : the part of a seaplane float or hull forward of the step ; specifically : the bottom surface forward of the step and below the chines

2. : thorax

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