What does abaft mean?

abaft meaning in General Dictionary

Toward the stern aft on go abaft

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  • Behind toward the stern from as abaft the wheelhouse
  • at or near or toward the stern of a ship or end of an airplane
  • at the rear of; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.
  • Toward the stern; aft; because, going abaft.

abaft meaning in Urban Dictionary

On or toward the trunk of a ship.


abaft meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"in or behind part of a ship" (in opposition to ahead), 1590s, from Middle English on baft (Old English on b


abaft meaning in Sports Dictionary

Nearer the stern than one or device. (sport: Yachting)


abaft meaning in General Dictionary

(prep.) Behind; toward the stern off; as, abaft the wheelhouse.

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  • (adv.) Toward the stern; aft; because, going abaft.

Sentence Examples with the word abaft

Thus the part of B caused by the permanent magnetism of hard iron must be corrected by permanent magnets horizontally placed in a fore and aft direction; the other part caused by vertical soft iron by means of bars of vertical soft iron, called Flinders bars, before or abaft the compass.

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