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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