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abaft

adverb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

near, toward, or in the stern of a ship or the tail of an aircraft
  • the lookout in the crow's nest warned that there was an enemy frigate abaft and bearing down hard on their ship

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abaft

preposition

Synonyms & Antonyms of abaft (Entry 2 of 2)

at, to, or toward the rear of
  • a school of porpoises swam abaft the fishing boat

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“Abaft.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abaft. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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