Associations to the word «Abaft»
ABAFT, preposition. (nautical) Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of. [First attested around the late 15th century.]
ABAFT, adverb. (nautical) (obsolete) Backwards. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the late 15th century.]
ABAFT, adverb. (nautical) On the aft side; in the stern. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
ABAFT, adverb. 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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