at, close to, or toward the stern or tail: Stow the luggage aft.
situated toward or at the stern or tail: The aft sail was luffing.
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How to use aft in a sentence
The fore and aft have beautiful decks carved into them, and windows from various rooms too: it looks like a floating Apple device.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars | Tim Teeman | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The New York State United Teachers, part of aft, recently voted to pull its support for Common Core.
Jones then went aft to a locker near the stern, whence he returned with a mallet and chisel, and went below.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
Then he jumped aft mighty quick, grabbed the wheel as cool as anything you ever saw, and had her under headway in no time.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
Daily ascending the companion-ladder to the main-deck aft, she gradually faded from cognisance forward.Hilda | Sarah Jeanette Duncan
Then, for a wind had arisen, the man ran aft to the wheel, and Henry Burns saw the strange yacht go sailing out of the harbour.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
On the deck, forward and aft, are hatchways which give entrance to the bow and stern compartments respectively.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
British Dictionary definitions for aft
mainly nautical towards or at the stern or rear: the aft deck; aft of the engines
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