at or toward the stern or rear of a ship; aft
Origin of abaftMiddle English o baft from Old English on, on + bæftan from be, by + æftan, aft
Naut. to the rear of; behind: located just abaft the bridge
Toward the stern from.
Toward the stern.
Origin of abaftMiddle English on baft on at ; see on . baft to the rear ( from Old English beæftan behind ) ( be by, at ; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.) ( æftan behind ; see apo- in Indo-European roots.)
(comparative more abaft, superlative most abaft)