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abaft


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abaft  \A*baft"\  ([.a]*b[.a]ft"),  prep.  [Pref.  a-  on  +  OE  baft, 
  baften  biaften  AS  be[ae]ftan;  be  by  +  [ae]ftan  behind.  See 
  {After},  {Aft},  {By}.]  (Naut.) 
  Behind;  toward  the  stern  from  as  abaft  the  wheelhouse. 
 
  {Abaft  the  beam}.  See  under  {Beam}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abaft  \A*baft"\,  adv  (Naut.) 
  Toward  the  stern;  aft;  as  to  go  abaft. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abaft 
  adv  :  at  or  near  or  toward  the  stern  of  a  ship  or  tail  of  an 
  airplane;  "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"  [syn:  {aft},  {astern}]  [ant:  {fore}] 




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