What does aft mean?

aft meaning in General Dictionary

almost or to the stern of a vessel astern abaft

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  • (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
  • at or near or toward the stern of a ship or end of an airplane
  • Near or towards the stern of a vessel; astern; abaft.

aft meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English


aft meaning in Sports Dictionary

the location associated with canoe between amidships together with stern. (recreation: Canoeing)


aft meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) Near or to the stern of a vessel; astern; abaft.


Sentence Examples with the word aft

This consisted of a small elastic aeroplane placed aft or behind the principal aeroplane which is also elastic. The two elastic aeroplanes extended horizontally and made a slight upward angle with the horizon, the angle made by the smaller aeroplane (the rudder).

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