aft / aft/ • adv. & adj. at, near, or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft: [as adv.] Travis made his way aft | [as adj.] the aft compartment.
aft (prop. naut.) in or near the hinder part. XVII (fore and aft). prob. alt. of earlier ABAFT, baft, after LG., Du. achter (see next).
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