Definition of for'ard in US English:


adverb & adjective

  • nonstandard spelling of forward, used to represent a nautical pronunciation
    • ‘At the limit of the 30m visibility, greater amberjack were shoaling around both for'ard sections.’
    • ‘Here the passing of Brennan, Cashin, English Hayden and O'Brien in particular had both vision and accuracy, even if the occasional ball for'ard of the half-way line went astray.’
    • ‘There is also some accommodation space, and the for'ard section features an enclosed section to protect sailors.’
    • ‘And somebody they didn't, they just ignored me, and didn't answer, they just said, ‘Take him to the wardroom, for'ard’.’