Definition of Aft in English :

Define Aft in English

Aft meaning in English

Meaning of Aft in English

Pronunciation of Aft in English

Aft pronunciation in English

Pronounce Aft in English


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1. aft

(nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail


2. 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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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adverb, adjective
mainly nautical
towards or at the stern or rear
the aft deck
aft of the engines

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at, near, or toward the stern of a ship or the rear of an aircraft
Smith is stationed aft during all emergency drills

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American Federation of Teachers
adv. & adj.
At, in, toward, or close to the stern of a vessel or the rear of an aircraft or spacecraft.

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