Abaft - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈbæft|  American pronunciation of the word abaft
Brit.  |əˈbɑːft|  British pronunciation of the word abaft

adverb

- at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane(syn: aft, astern)

ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft

Examples

...the lookout in the crow's nest warned that there was an enemy frigate abaft and bearing down hard on their ship...

...a school of porpoises swam abaft the fishing boat...

ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft

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