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Definition of "aft" []

  • At, in, toward, or close to the stern of a vessel or the rear of an aircraft or spacecraft. (adverb)
  • Towards or at the stern or rear (adjective)

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Use "aft" in a sentence
  • "This, of necessity, was the severest of all, for he had been compelled to load his comrade in aft of the balance."
  • "The owner was dancing excitedly about and demanding an explanation, but by that time Big Alec's partner had crawled aft from the bowsprit and was peering apprehensively over the rail into the cockpit."
  • "Oh, well, the sailors for'ard may be hard-bitten, but I can promise Miss West that here, aft, is one male passenger, unmarried and never married, who is an equally hard-bitten adventurer on the sea of matrimony."