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adv. in the direction of the stern, astern (Nautical)
prep. to the back of; aft of

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Glossary of nautical terms
This is a partial glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, while many date from the 17th-19th century. See also , , and Nautical metaphors in English. See the Further reading section for additional words and references.

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1. at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane; "stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"
(synonym) aft, astern

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Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.
Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.

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A point beyond the midpoint of a ship's length. (MARAD2)

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