• (nautical) On the aft side; in the stern. [First attested in the early 17th century.]

    "The mate sleeps abaft"

  • "with the wind abaft"

  • (nautical, obsolete) Backwards. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the late 15th century.]


  • (nautical) Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of. [First attested around the late 15th century.]

    "abaft the wheelhouse."

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