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aft

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adverb \ˈaft\

Simple Definition of aft

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

Full Definition of aft

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

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

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Rhymes with aft


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aft

adjective

Simple Definition of aft

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

Full Definition of aft

  1. :  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.



1667

First Known Use of aft

1667

Other Nautical Terms


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aft

Definition of aft

  1. Scottish variant of oft




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aft

abbreviation

Definition of aft

  1. afternoon




AFT

abbreviation

Definition of AFT

  1. 1 American Federation of Teachers

  2. 2 automatic fine-tuning





AFT Defined for Kids

aft

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adverb \ˈaft\

Definition of aft

  1. :  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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