Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Fore: The forward part of a ship or a position towards the bow.
Fore-and-aft Rigged: Rigged with sails bent to gaffs or set on stays in the midship line (parallel to the centerline) of a vessel.
Fore-and-aft Sail: A sail set parallel to the centerline of a vessel. A fore-and-aft rigged vessel is often simpler to rig then a square-rigged vessel, it requires less crew and can sail closer to the direction from which the wind is blowing.

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