Aft - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

adjective

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

adverb

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

Examples

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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