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abaft

adverb

Definition of abaft

  1. :  toward or at the stern :  aft

Examples of abaft in a Sentence

  1. the lookout in the crow's nest warned that there was an enemy frigate abaft and bearing down hard on their ship

Origin and Etymology of abaft

Middle English, from a- + baft in the rear, from Old English bæftan, from be- + æftan behind — more at aft


First Known Use: 14th century


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abaft

play
preposition \ə-ˈbaft\

Definition of abaft

  1. :  to the rear of; specifically :  toward the stern from

Examples of abaft in a Sentence

  1. a school of porpoises swam abaft the fishing boat

15th Century

First Known Use of abaft

15th century



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