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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 ?
Therefore the sailor will never say, "cast anchor," and the ship-master aft will hail his chief mate on the forecastle in impressionistic phrase: "How does the cable grow?
For days his voice will not be heard raised about the decks, with that curt, austere accent of the man in charge, till, again, when the hatches are on, and in a silent and expectant ship, he shall speak up from aft in commanding tones: "Man the windlass
A crew, a brave crew, all youngsters, all of us, fore and aft, no man was forty, a mad, gay crew.
This accomplished, so that Kwaque, Michael, and Ah Moy occupied the starboard side and Daughtry alone bunked on the port side, he went on deck and aft to his duties.
He obeyed the idea as a marionette obeys the strings, and started forthwith down the deck aft in quest of the mate.
Didn't you once say that whatever ship Ahab sails in, that ship should pay something extra on its insurance policy, just as though it were loaded with powder barrels aft and boxes of lucifers forward?
It never entered my head to attempt to attract attention, and I do not remember anything distinctly after the sight of her side until I found myself in a little cabin aft.
Presently the sky became overcast, and the captain came aft looking uneasy.
About ten o'clock at night he was alone on the poop, in charge, keeping well aft by the weather rail and staring to windward, when amongst the white, breaking seas, under the black sky, he made out the lights of a ship.
One of the hunters, a tall, loose-jointed chap named Henderson, was going aft at the time from the steerage (the name the hunters facetiously gave their midships sleeping quarters) to the cabin.
I've always heard that Greeks don't like Italians," Charley laughed, as he ran aft to the tiller.
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.