[ UK /ˈɑːft/ ]
[ US /ˈæft/ ]
ADVERB
  1. at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
    ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft
    the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about
    stow the luggage aft
ADJECTIVE
  1. (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
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How To Use aft In A Sentence

  • The aircraft descended into a wetland area and had since been forgotten about as it sank below the surface. Times, Sunday Times
  • She was all cold and bedraggled after falling into the river.
  • The Staff of Volans has a limited supply of magic energy. Roll a dice after each spell is cast.
  • The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence. Times, Sunday Times
  • Shah went forth with her for a distance of three parasangs; after which he bade farewell to her and the Wazir and those with him, and returned to his home in gladness and safety. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Concentration now had to be aimed at the means of transporting the aircraft from the field to the carrier in Glasgow.
  • According to police and prosecutors, the two got into a fight after she told him he should be committed to a mental hospital.
  • Lovecraft dealt not with the supernatural but with the "supernormal," as Joshi puts it -- the unrealized side of material reality. The Lovecraft News Network
  • The aerobrake - a huge, convex disc underneath the spacecraft - was producing friction with the Martian atmosphere.
  • Davis looked up and gave a signal of approval, and after a quick bow, the pair of messengers was gone.
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