Definition of Abaft. Meaning of Abaft. Synonyms of Abaft

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Definition of Abaft

Abaft
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.
Abaft
Abaft A*baft", adv. (Naut.) Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.

Meaning of Abaft from wikipedia

- when tacking to help the vessel turn. Abaft Toward the stern, relative to some object ("abaft the fore hatch"). Abaft the beam Further aft than the beam:...
- in nautical parlance, meaning to have a wave come over the stern from abaft **** (constellation) or Puppis, a constellation in the southern sky "****"...
- dead ahead to two points abaft the beam on the port side (left side) and a white light that shines from astern to two points abaft the beam on both sides...
- antonym is forward. The corresponding preposition is abaft. For example, the mizzenmast is abaft the mainmast. Its antonym is before or, in a more clumsy...
- two masts, complemented by a snow- or trysail-mast stepped immediately abaft (behind) the main mast. The word 'snow' comes from 'snauw' which is an old...
- wind). It is hoisted abaft (i.e., directly behind) the mainmast (taking the place of the much larger mainsail) or, on a brig, abaft the foremast. In...
- as her spanker is rigged to a small try-mast, a.k.a. snow-mast, stepped abaft her main. Magoc 2001, p. 40. Magoc 2001, p. 45. Tons burthen was calculated...
- torpedo tube in the bow plus two more torpedo tubes on a revolving mount abaft the two funnels. Later the bow torpedo tube was removed and two more 6-pounder...
- below: Origins. abaft (preposition) at or toward the stern of a ship, or further back from a location, e.g. the mizzenmast is abaft the mainmast. aboard...
- schooner typically has four triangular sails: a mainsail, a main staysail abaft the foremast, plus a forestaysail and a jib (or genoa) forward of the foremast...
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