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(adverb) - at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

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EXAMPLES - Abaft in a Sentence

  1. Both sheats abaft do hale straitway and boleins all let go. (source)
  2. The bunk next on the port side to the cook's and abaft of it (source)
  3. The swell was coming abaft now and she clutched at him for support. (source)
  4. The next one abaft of his own he named "Killeny Boy's," and called on (source)
  5. He made his way to the yam sacks lashed abaft the mizzenmast and got his bottle. (source)
  6. Talbot woke in his sea-cabin abaft the bridge to find Van Gelder bending over him. (source)
  7. An ideal wind blew from abaft the beam, somewhere between the stern and the midships. (source)
  8. The missile struck the Fucik's hull six feet above the waterline, slightly abaft the bridge. (source)
  9. The mast is placed well abaft, and to tack or veer it is only necessary to reverse the sheet. (source)
  10. A tripod mast rose abaft the bridge, bearing a large radar dish and an array of exotic antennae. (source)
  11. Lord Worth, in his luxurious stateroom immediately abaft the flight deck, was making up for time lost during (source)
  12. Attached to the mast, it is visible from ahead around to an angle of 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on both sides. (source)
  13. It was nothing less than the form of a man stepping inboard over the starboard rail, a little abaft the main rigging. (source)
  14. There had been three lanterns lit when he left the sick bay, strung on a pulley stretched abaft the long, narrow cabin. (source)
  15. In quick succession three out of the four bullets the magazine contained penetrated its body just abaft the pectoral fins. (source)
  16. A vision in watered aqua silk hove, abaft our resting place, in loud raptures over the divinity of the play the night before. (source)
  17. Away aft, a dim, shadowy form stood in the wake of a swaying belt of moonlight, that swept the deck a bit abaft the main-mast. (source)
  18. As the San Andreas was heading just a degree or two west of south and the wind was from the north it was almost directly abaft. (source)
  19. On HMS Sikh, another of the larger 1,870 ton Tribals, the Gunnery Officer stood in his director tower above and abaft the bridge. (source)
  20. The pressure eased a little later in the day, when the ice on the port side broke away from the ship to just abaft the main rigging. (source)
  21. The flag of the PDRK was taken down, folded, and stowed, the Stars and Stripes tied to a makeshift mast abaft of the bridge in its place. (source)
  22. He had already explained that to Mary, who had been up all night, too -- nursing * James Wait on the sun deck, abaft of the officers 'cabins. (source)
  23. The sternlight is a white light placed as near the stern as possible and visible astern from an angle of 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on either side. (source)
  24. And after a few more rapid orders the handy little craft was dashing away, with the wind abaft the beam, and her head about two points north of east. (source)
  25. Sidelights are red and green lights visible on the port and starboard sides respectively from directly ahead to an angle of 22.5 degrees abaft the beam. (source)
  26. Curiously, he watched as the plane backed slightly to spit out the wire, then taxied cautiously past a row of Hornets parked shoulder to shoulder abaft of the island. (source)
  27. Fidel Castro started his life journey from a sugar cane farm in Cuba 80 years ago; stood in the abaft and victoriously led the Cubans in the rebellion against the Batistans at the age of 32. (source)
  28. Charles Davis came abaft the 'midship-house, and, while we talked, many faces peered over the for'ard edge of the house and many forms slouched into view on the deck on each side of the house. (source)
  29. The carrier's number-one CIWS, mounted to starboard on the flight deck, outboard of the island and just below and abaft of the bridge, detected the chaff containers and reacted with superhuman speed (source)
  30. In fact, not so much as a hen-coop had been left on her spar deck, which was clean swept by the violence of the gale, that also seemed to have nearly parted her in two a little abaft the main-chains. (source)
  31. Her interior was wholly rebuilt, so that the hold became main-cabin and staterooms, while abaft amidships were installed engines, a dynamo, an ice machine, storage batteries, and, far in the stern, gasoline tanks. (source)
  32. The 6 day they wayed ancre, and bare further off into the sea, where they ancred in seuen fathom water, the ship being very leake, and so rotten abaft the maine mast, that a man with his nailes might scrape thorow her side. (source)
  33. A nao was a Portuguese term nef or nau in French for a full-rigged round ship, with large square-rigged sails on two or three masts, sometimes with a lateen-rigged mizzen and a smaller mast called a bonaventure abaft the mizzen. (source)
  34. She is a huge paddle-steamer, of the old-fashioned American type, deck above deck, balconies, a pilot-house abaft the foremast, two monstrous walking beams, and two masts which, possibly in case of need, might serve as jury masts. (source)
  35. A glance up the hatchway showed the giant that the arms he had planned to seize were defended by ten firelocks, and that, behind the open doors of the partition which ran abaft the mizenmast, the remainder of the detachment stood to their arms. (source)
  36. Wholly covered in ice and snow, it glittered and shone and sparkled in the bright moonlight except for a narrow central area/abaft of the superstructure where wisping smoke from the shattered funnel had laid a brown smear all the way to the stern post. (source)
  37. When he tried to think about it, he found nothing but a roaring of wind and of waves in his ears, a numbness of arms as he laboured with the oar tholed abaft to keep her heavy head up, a prickly chill in his legs as the brine in the wallowing boat ran up them, and then a great wallop and gollop of the element too abundant round him. (source)
  38. And then there's what Hyundai called the Ultimate package, a Maybach-like set of business-class power reclining seats in the back, with heating and massage; power headrests with tilt-in adjustable bolsters like some airline seats; a refrigerator in the center console, abaft of the rear seat/climate/entertainment control panel and 8-inch display; and three window shades for the full celebrity treatment. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 66.0, which suggests that "abaft" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.


We have 4 synonyms for abaft.

astern, back, behind, rearward


We have 0 antonyms for abaft.


Pronunciation: (ə-băftˈ)

Syllabification: a-baft


View up to 25 definitions of abaft from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (adverb) Toward the stern.
  2. (preposition) Toward the stern from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (preposition) Behind; toward the stern from.
  2. (adverb) Toward the stern; aft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Nautical, behind; aft; in or at the back or hind part of a ship, or the parts which lie toward the stern: opposed to forward; relatively, further aft, or toward the stern: as, abaft the mainmast (astern).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adverb) at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane