Definitions for abaftəˈbæft, əˈbɑft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•baft*əˈbæft, əˈbɑft

  1. (prep.)to the rear of; aft of; behind.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. (adv.)toward the stern; astern; aft.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

* Naut..

Origin of abaft:

1225–75; ME on baft, abaft=a -1 and onon+baft, OE bæftan contr. of be+æftan. See by1, aft1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aft, abaft, astern(adverb)

    at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

    "stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"

Wiktionary

  1. abaft(Adverb)

    On the aft side

  2. abaft(Preposition)

    Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of

    abaft the wheelhouse.

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1594.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abaft

    behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse

  2. Abaft(adverb)

    toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft

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