aft

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  • Info Aft is a naval term meaning towards the stern (rear) of the ship.
  • Thus, the guns could not be brought to bear directly forward or aft.
  • In most new ships, the engine room is located in the aft portion of the ship.
  • Beyond these limits she could fire six guns aft, and four forward.
  • Each engine room was aft of its associated fire room.
  • It had been intended to carry a second aircraft aft, but in the end this never happened.
  • At first, the AFT failed several times at forming a national teachers union.
  • The open space just aft of the bridge "box" was to be the area for these.
  • The first torpedo broke the ship in half and the next two hit the aft section.
  • Two of these were located forward and one aft.
  • By now Number Four Hold, just aft of the engine room, was on fire.
  • He went on deck and discovered that the ship was breaking in two, he being on the aft part.
  • Arcs of fire were increased by setting the bridge structure further aft than normal.
  • Aft also describes the direction of movement within an aircraft; that is, towards the tail.
  • This prevented the forward and aft crew areas from having direct contact after boarding the aircraft.
  • Early racing power boats were fine forward and flat aft.
  • Two aft guns were removed at the same time.
  • These were located forward and aft on decks three through six.
  • The stern is the rear or aft part of a ship or boat.
  • The belt was reduced in less critical areas, to forward and aft.
  • The mission equipment was located further aft, in a cabin featuring five camera windows in the floor.
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Synonyms of aft

Meaning of aft

  • adjective (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
  • adverb 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