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aft

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adverb \ˈaft\

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 in a sentence

  1. We stood on the ship's deck facing aft.

  2. The plane's exits are located fore and aft.

Origin and Etymology of aft

Middle English afte back, from Old English æftan from behind, behind; akin to Old English æfter


First Known Use: 1580

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


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aft

adjective

Definition of aft

  1. :  rearward, after 2 the aft decks

Examples of aft in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

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aft

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adverb \ˈaft\

Definition of aft for English Language Learners

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


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aft

adjective

Definition of aft for English Language Learners

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


AFT Defined for Kids

aft

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adverb \ˈaft\

Definition of aft for Students

  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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