1. [syn: aft, abaft, astern]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aft \Aft\ ([.a]ft), adv. & a. [AS. [ae]ftan behind; orig.
superl. of of, off. See After.] (Naut.)
Near or towards the stern of a vessel; astern; abaft.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 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"
[syn: aft, abaft, astern] [ant: fore, forward]
adj 1: (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern
or tail [ant: fore(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "aft":
abaft, after, aftermost, astern, back, backward, baft,
fore and aft, hind, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindmost,
posterior, postern, rear, rearmost, rearward, retrograde, tail
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):
Authenticated Firewall Traversal (IETF)