afterbody

noun
af·​ter·​body | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌbä-dē \

Definition of afterbody

: the after part of a body: such as
a : the part of a ship abaft midships
b : the bottom portion of a seaplane hull or float aft of the main step

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First Known Use of afterbody

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterbody

after- + body entry 1

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“Afterbody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterbody. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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