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adv. & adj.
At, in, toward, or close to the stern of a vessel or the rear of an aircraft or spacecraft.
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(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]
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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]
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Toward or at the rear of stern.
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|Adj.||1.||aft - (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 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"|
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