Definition of for'ard in US English:


adjective & adverb

  • as adjective ‘a double berth for'ard and one aft’
    nonstandard spelling of forward, used to represent a nautical pronunciation
    as adverb ‘one gun mounted for'ard of the bridge’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And somebody they didn't, they just ignored me, and didn't answer, they just said, ‘Take him to the wardroom, for'ard’.’
    • ‘At the limit of the 30m visibility, greater amberjack were shoaling around both for'ard sections.’
    • ‘There is also some accommodation space, and the for'ard section features an enclosed section to protect sailors.’