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.

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