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Abaft - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Abaft' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Abaft [ adv.]
- Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.
2 . Abaft [ prep.]
- Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.

Meaning of 'Abaft' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . abaft [ r]
Meaning (1):
- at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
Example in sentence:
  • ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft;
  • stow the luggage aft;
  • the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about