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forward

a. an attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball
b. (in American football) a lineman

forward

[′fȯr·wərd]
(navigation)
In a direction nearer dead ahead than dead astern.

forward

(messaging)
(verb) To send (a copy of) an electronic mail message that you have received on to one or more other addressees. Most e-mail systems can be configured to do this automatically to all or certain messages, e.g. Unix sendmail looks for a ".forward" file in the recipient's home directory.

A mailing list server (or "mail exploder") is designed to forward messages automatically to lists of people.

Unix manual page: aliases(5).
References in classic literature ?
The red-haired man gave a yawp of exultation and stood staggering, and as it seemed to me in serious danger of either going backwards down the companion hatchway or forwards upon his victim.
Lurching suddenly forward and dropping to his knees, he fired an angry shot at the persistent woods.
Three of the males were scantily maned but one, the foremost, carried a splendid, black mane that rippled in the breeze as he trotted majestically forward.
But firing is infectious - and see how rapidly he moves, with never a pause except as he whirls his horse about to take a new direction, never directly backward toward us, never directly forward toward his executioners.
You will please stay on deck, Miss Brewster," Wolf Larsen said, as he started forward to meet his guest.
The chief of the Blackfeet stepped forward to meet him.
Many heads were bent forward with eagerness and sympathy.
Prince Andrew stepped forward from among the suite and said in French:
Glad it's a typhoon from the south, for it will carry us forward.
Pipt, ran forward and threw herself into her husband's outstretched arms.
This ruin consisted of merely a couple of crumbling masses of masonry which bore a rude resemblance to human faces; they leaned forward and touched foreheads, and had the look of being absorbed in conversation.
For my own part, I swam as fortune directed me, and was pushed forward by wind and tide.