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 for Fore course
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fore \Fore\ (f[=o]r), a. [See Fore, adv.]
     Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front;
     being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance;
     preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; -- opposed
     to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the
     fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon.
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           The free will of the subject is preserved, while it is
           directed by the fore purpose of the state. --Southey.
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     Note: Fore is much used adjectively or in composition.
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     Fore bay, a reservoir or canal between a mill race and a
        water wheel; the discharging end of a pond or mill race.
        
  
     Fore body (Shipbuilding), the part of a ship forward of the
        largest cross-section, distinguished from middle body
        and after body.
  
     Fore boot, a receptacle in the front of a vehicle, for
        stowing baggage, etc.
  
     Fore bow, the pommel of a saddle. --Knight.
  
     Fore cabin, a cabin in the fore part of a ship, usually
        with inferior accommodations.
  
     Fore carriage.
     (a) The forward part of the running gear of a four-wheeled
         vehicle.
     (b) A small carriage at the front end of a plow beam.
  
     Fore course (Naut.), the lowermost sail on the foremost of
        a square-rigged vessel; the foresail. See Illust. under
        Sail.
  
     Fore door. Same as Front door.
  
     Fore edge, the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.
        
  
     Fore elder, an ancestor. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Fore end.
     (a) The end which precedes; the earlier, or the nearer, part;
         the beginning.
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               I have . . . paid
               More pious debts to heaven, than in all
               The fore end of my time.             --Shak.
     (b) In firearms, the wooden stock under the barrel, forward
         of the trigger guard, or breech frame.
  
     Fore girth, a girth for the fore part (of a horse, etc.); a
        martingale.
  
     Fore hammer, a sledge hammer, working alternately, or in
        time, with the hand hammer.
  
     Fore leg, one of the front legs of a quadruped, or
        multiped, or of a chair, settee, etc.
  
     Fore peak (Naut.), the angle within a ship's bows; the
        portion of the hold which is farthest forward.
  
     Fore piece, a front piece, as the flap in the fore part of
        a sidesaddle, to guard the rider's dress.
  
     Fore plane, a carpenter's plane, in size and use between a
        jack plane and a smoothing plane. --Knight.
  
     Fore reading, previous perusal. [Obs.] --Hales.
  
     Fore rent, in Scotland, rent payable before a crop is
        gathered.
  
     Fore sheets (Naut.), the forward portion of a rowboat; the
        space beyond the front thwart. See Stern sheets.
  
     Fore shore.
     (a) A bank in advance of a sea wall, to break the force of
         the surf.
     (b) The seaward projecting, slightly inclined portion of a
         breakwater. --Knight.
     (c) The part of the shore between high and low water marks.
         
  
     Fore sight, that one of the two sights of a gun which is
        near the muzzle.
  
     Fore tackle (Naut.), the tackle on the foremast of a ship.
        
  
     Fore topmast. (Naut.) See Fore-topmast, in the
        Vocabulary.
  
     Fore wind, a favorable wind. [Obs.]
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              Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne.
                                                    --Sandys.
  
     Fore world, the antediluvian world. [R.] --Southey.
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