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[adv] 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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aft, astern


fore, forward

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\A*baft"\ ([.a]*b[.a]ft"), prep. [Pref. a- on + OE. baft, baften, biaften, AS. be[ae]ftan; be by + [ae]ftan behind. See {After}, {Aft}, {By}.] (Naut.) Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse. {Abaft the beam}. See under {Beam}.
\A*baft"\, adv. (Naut.) Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.

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