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fore-and-aft located along or parallel to a line from the bow to the stern of a ship or boat; lengthwise. [2 definitions]
fore-topgallant of, pertaining to, or denoting the mast, sail, yard, or the like directly above the fore-topmast.
fore-topmast the spar or part of a mast serving as the topmast of a vessel's foremost mast.
fore-topsail a sail hung from the fore-topmast, above the topsail.
to the fore to a position of primacy or prominence.