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Definition of Abaft

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in the direction of the stern, astern (Nautical)
to the back of; aft of
Abaft Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(prep.)
Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.
  
(adv.)
Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.
  
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abaft
\a*baft"\ (&adot;*b&adot;ft"), prep. [pref. a- on + oe. baft, baften, biaften, as. be?ftan; be by + ?ftan behind. see after, aft, by.] (naut.) behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.
abaft
the beam. see under beam.
abaft
\a*baft"\, adv. (naut.) toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.


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 abaft the beam 
WordNet 2.0

Adverb
1. at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane; "stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"
(synonym) aft, astern
Abaft Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A point beyond the midpoint of a ship's length. (MARAD2)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Abaft Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
This is a partial glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries. See also , , and Nautical metaphors in English. See the Further reading section for additional words and references.

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Abaft Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
A point beyond the midpoint of a ships length, towards the rear or stern.
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
Toward the rear (stern) of the boat. Behind.