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AFT

abbr.
American Federation of Teachers

aft

 (ăft)
adv. & adj.
At, in, toward, or close to the stern of a vessel or the rear of an aircraft or spacecraft.

[Middle English afte, back, from Old English æftan, behind; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

aft

(ɑːft)
adv, adj
(Nautical Terms) chiefly nautical towards or at the stern or rear: the aft deck; aft of the engines.
[C17: perhaps a shortened form of earlier abaft]

aft1

(æft, ɑft)
adv.
1. at, close to, or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft.
adj.
2. situated toward or at the stern or tail.
[before 950; Middle English afte, Old English æftan from behind]

aft2

(æft, ɑft)

adv. Scot.
oft.

aft.

afternoon.

AFT

or A.F.T.,

American Federation of Teachers.

aft

Toward or at the rear of stern.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aft - (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tailaft - (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
back - related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
fore - situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
Adv.1.aft - at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplaneaft - at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane; "stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"
fore, forward - near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
Translations

aft

[ɑːft] ADV (Naut) → en popa
to go aftir a popa

aft

[ˈɑːft] advà l'arrière, vers l'arrière
to be aft of sth → être à l'arrière de qch

aft

(Naut)
adv sitachtern; gonach achtern
adjAchter-, achter; aft deckAchterdeck nt

aft

[ɑːft] adv (Naut) → a or verso poppa
to go aft → andare a poppa
References in classic literature ?
Wave after wave thus leaps into the ship, and finding no speedy vent runs roaring fore and aft, till the mariners come nigh to drowning while yet afloat.
But all in all, taking her from truck to helm, considering the dimensions of the cook's boilers, including his own live parchment boilers; fore and aft, I say, the Samuel Enderby was a jolly ship; of good fare and plenty; fine flip and strong; crack fellows all, and capital from boot heels to hat-band.
As it extended, I brought out a line of goods suitable for kings, and a nobby thing for duchesses and that sort, with ruffles down the fore- hatch and the running-gear clewed up with a feather- stitch to leeward and then hauled aft with a back-stay and triced up with a half-turn in the standing rigging forward of the weather-gaskets.
Presently the sky became overcast, and the captain came aft looking uneasy.
When we 'uz mos' down to de head er de islan' a man begin to come aft wid de lantern, I see it warn't no use fer to wait, so I slid overboard en struck out fer de islan'.
So I tromped right along 'mongst 'em, en went up on de b'iler deck en 'way back aft to de ladies' cabin guard, en sot down dah in de same cheer dat I'd sot in 'mos' a hund'd million times, I reckon; en it 'uz jist home ag'in, I tell you!
We never said a word, but went straight up onto the hurricane-deck and plumb back aft, and set down on the end of the sky-light.
On setting sail, I walked aft, and gave to Colonel Lloyd's plantation what I hoped would be the last look.
Noel Vanstone, at the very time when I was there inquiring aft er Magdalen.
It occurred to me there was no time to lose, and dodging the boom as it once more lurched across the deck, I slipped aft and down the companion stairs into the cabin.
We reefed the fore-sail and set him, and hauled aft the fore-sheet; the helm was hard a-weather.
The coastguard ran aft, and when he came beside the wheel, bent over to examine it,and recoiled at once as though under some sudden emotion.