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

- heave to or to ****ist with tacking. Abaft Toward the stern, relative to some object ("abaft the ****pit") Abaft the beam ****her aft than the beam: a...
- 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...
- 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 the...
- 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...
- 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...
- could deliver a broadside of eight guns between 60° before the beam and 50° abaft the beam. Beyond these limits she could fire six guns aft, and four forward...
- aboard, or topside. 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:...
- submerged forward of 'A' turret's magazine and the other four were above water, abaft the rear funnel. The Mk IV torpedoes had a warhead of 515 pounds (234 kg)...
- decapitated a nearby sailor. "I have also observed that the ship is very weak abaft; the transoms between the lower and middle decks work [bend] exceedingly...
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