Definition of Abaft in English :

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Abaft meaning in English

Meaning of Abaft in English

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Abaft

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1. abaft, aft, astern

at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

Example Sentences:
'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'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Abaft

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adverb, adjective (postpositive)
1. 
closer to the stern than to another place on a vessel
with the wind abaft
preposition
2. 
behind; aft of
abaft the mast

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Abaft

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adverb
1. 
at or toward the stern or rear of a ship; aft
preposition
2.  Nautical
to the rear of; behind
located just abaft the bridge

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Abaft

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prep.
Toward the stern from.
adv.
Toward the stern.

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