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fore-

prefix meaning "front or before": forearm, foregut, forewaters.
References in classic literature ?
There was a rush of sailors across the wreckage of the fore- topmast to the forecastle to pack their bags.
I did not see what went on elsewhere, though I felt the sudden surge and heel of the schooner as the wind-pressures changed to the jibing of the fore- and main-sails.