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

Word History


after- + body entry 1

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afterbody was in 1754

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“Afterbody.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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