fore edge

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Etymology[edit]

From fore- +‎ edge.

Noun[edit]

fore edge (plural fore edges)

  1. The front edge of something.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, XXXVIII:
      [T]he fore-edge of this is arm'd with a multitude of little bristles, or Tenter-hooks […].
  2. Specifically, the edge of a book, leaf, or illustration furthest from the backbone.