An example of aft is the opposite end of ship from the front.
Origin of aftMiddle English afte ; from Old English æftan (akin to Gothic aftana, from behind ; from afta, behind, farthest back) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form af-, off, away
Origin of aftMiddle English afte, back, from Old English æftan, behind; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative further aft, superlative furthest aft)
- (nautical) At, near, or towards the stern of a vessel (with the frame of reference within the vessel).