Definition of aft adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aft

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æft//
 
(specialist) Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and ships, Boating
 
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in, near or towards the back of a ship or an aircraft fore and aft of the cockpit See related entries: Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and ships, Boating Word Origin early 17th cent.: probably from obsolete baft ‘in the rear’, influenced by Low German and Dutch achter ‘abaft, after’.

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