[af-ter-mohst, ahf- or, esp. British, ahf-ter-muh st]
- Nautical. farthest aft; aftmost: The aftermost sail is called a spanker.
- hindmost; last.
Origin of aftermost
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Examples from the Web for aftermost
The foremost and aftermost planks of the bottom, within and without.
The aftermost oar in a boat, from which the others take their time.
So saying, he led the way to the aftermost mess on the port side of the ship.Young Tom Bowling
I was stationed to the four aftermost carronades on the quarter-deck.Rattlin the Reefer
The stage, well lighted, was built on the aftermost part of the deck.Letters to His Children
- closer or closest to the rear or (in a vessel) the stern; last
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