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Meaning of ABAFT

Pronunciation:  u'baft

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  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"
 

ABAFT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: aft, astern
 
 Antonyms: fore, forward
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*baft"\ ([.a]*b[.a]ft"), prep. [Pref. a- on + OE. baft,
    baften, biaften, AS. be[ae]ftan; be by + [ae]ftan behind. See
    {After}, {Aft}, {By}.] (Naut.)
    Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.
    
    {Abaft the beam}. See under {Beam}.
    
    
  2. \A*baft"\, adv. (Naut.)
    Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.
    
    
 

 

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