Definition of aft
- called all hands aft
We stood on the ship's deck facing aft.
The plane's exits are located fore and aft.
First Known Use: 1580See Words from the same year
the ship's fore and aft cabins
The fore and aft exits can both be used in an emergency.
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: towards or at the back part of a boat, ship, or airplane
: located at the back of a boat, ship, or airplane
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