[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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Related Wordsuttermost, curtains, antipodal, end, crowning, far, lag, determinative, least, ending, terminal, ultimate, concluding, utmost, closing, latest, extreme, finishing, conclusive, definitive
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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