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abaft

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English

Etymology

From a- "on" + Old English baft, baften, biaften, Anglo Saxon beæftan; be "by" + æftan "behind". See after, aft, by

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abaft

  1. (nautical) Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of
    abaft the wheelhouse.

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Adverb

abaft

  1. (nautical) On the aft side
    with the wind abaft
    The mate sleeps abaft

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