Aft meaning

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At, near, or toward the stern of a ship or the rear of an aircraft.

Smith is stationed aft during all emergency drills.

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(nautical) The stern portion of a vessel.
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(nautical) At, near, or towards the stern of a vessel (with the frame of reference within the vessel).
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At, in, toward, or close to the stern of a vessel or the rear of an aircraft or spacecraft.
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Aft is defined as the rear end of a ship or aircraft.

An example of aft is the opposite end of ship from the front.

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  • to the rear of; behind
    Located aft of the rudderpost.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of aft

  • Middle English afte back from Old English æftan behind apo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English æftan (“behind”); originally superlative of of (“off”). See after.

    From Wiktionary