Aft - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æft|  American pronunciation of the word aft
Brit.  |ɑːft|  British pronunciation of the word aft


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


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


We stood on the ship's deck facing aft.

The plane's exits are located fore and aft.

the ship's fore and aft cabins

The fore and aft exits can both be used in an emergency.

Fetch aft the rum, Darby! (Stevenson)

ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft

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