Definition of "abaft" [a•baft]

  • (adverb) Toward the stern.
  • (preposition) Toward the stern from.
  • (adjective) closer to the stern than to another place on a vessel
  • (preposition) behind; aft of

Use "abaft" in a sentence

  • "The bunk next on the port side to the cook's and abaft of it"
  • "The next one abaft of his own he named "Killeny Boy's," and called on"
  • "Her interior was wholly rebuilt, so that the hold became main-cabin and staterooms, while abaft amidships were installed engines, a dynamo, an ice machine, storage batteries, and, far in the stern, gasoline tanks."

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