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1aft

adverb \ˈaft\

: towards or at the back part of a boat, ship, or airplane

Full Definition of AFT

:  near, toward, or in the stern of a ship or the tail of an aircraft <called all hands aft>
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Examples of AFT

  1. We stood on the ship's deck facing aft.
  2. The plane's exits are located fore and aft.

Origin of AFT

Middle English afte back, from Old English æftan from behind, behind; akin to Old English æfter
First Known Use: 1580

Related to AFT

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

Rhymes with AFT

2aft

adjective

: located at the back of a boat, ship, or airplane

Full Definition of AFT

:  rearward, after 2 <the aft decks>

Examples of AFT

  1. the ship's fore and aft cabins
  2. The fore and aft exits can both be used in an emergency.

First Known Use of AFT

1667

Related to AFT

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

3aft

Definition of AFT

Scottish variant of oft

4aft

abbreviation

Definition of AFT

afternoon

AFT

abbreviation

Definition of AFT

1
American Federation of Teachers
2
automatic fine-tuning

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis
AFT Defined for Kids

aft

adverb \ˈaft\

Definition of AFT for Kids

:  toward or at the back part of a ship or the tail of an aircraft <We stood on the ship's deck facing aft.>

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