forebody

forebody
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: fore- + body
1.
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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/fawr"bod'ee, fohr"-/, n., pl. forebodies. Naut.
the part of a ship's hull forward of the middle body.
[1605-15; FORE- + BODY]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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