almost or to the stern of a vessel astern abaft
- (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.
the location associated with canoe between amidships together with stern. (recreation: Canoeing)
(adv. & a.) Near or to the stern of a vessel; astern; abaft.
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).