Afterbody meaning

The afterpart of a vehicle.
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(nautical) The part of a vessel abaft midships.
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(astronomy) A companion body that trails a satellite or spacecraft.
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(astronautics) A section or piece of a launch vehicle, rocket, or spacecraft that enters the atmosphere unprotected behind the nose cone or other body that is protected for entry.
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Origin of afterbody

  • From after- +‎ body

    From Wiktionary