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Definition 1: (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail - [adjective denoting all]

(aft is similar to ...) located farther aft

(aft is similar to ...) located closest to the stern or tail

(means also ...) related to or located at the back

"the back yard" "the back entrance"

Definition 2: at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where aft or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stow the luggage aft
  • ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft
  • the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about

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