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adv. toward the back of a ship
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Aft is a naval term meaning towards the stern (rear) of the ship.

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For the acronym, see AFT (disambiguation).
Aft, in naval terminology, is an adjective or adverb meaning, towards the stern (rear) of the ship, when the frame of reference is within the ship. Example: "Able Seaman Smith; lay aft!". Or; "What's happening aft?"
  • The corresponding adjective, in distinguishing one feature of the vessel from another is after. See the caption to the right. Its antonym is forward.
  • The corresponding preposition is abaft. For example, the mizzenmast is abaft the mainmast. Its antonym is before or, in a more clumsy form, forward of.

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1. (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
(synonym) aft(a)
(antonym) fore(a)
(similar) after(a)
(see-also) back(a)

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) abaft, astern
(antonym) fore, forward

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n. aphtha, infection of the mouth

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přísl. na/u zádi; na záď

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