Definition Of abaft
in or behind the stern of a ship.
The swell was either just abaft or on the beam and at night you couldn't see it.
nearer the stern than; behind.
the yacht has a shower just abaft the galley
Example Of abaft
A built-in motor bracket cuts cockpit noise and adds security in big seas from abaft .
a line of clouds was spotted abaft by the starboard lookout
Dropping down abaft the bridge, the first thing to come into view was the funnel.
It's when the breeze comes from the side, and slightly abaft of abeam, that a vessel can achieve its fastest point of sail.
Terry looked abaft himself and saw that the fearsome man had indeed gone.