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Nearer the stern than; behind: the yacht has a shower just abaft the galley
More example sentences
- With this security he had established as his right a caboose abaft the funnel in the midships Bofors gunshield where the gun had been removed.
- Dropping down abaft the bridge, the first thing to come into view was the funnel.
- When a mainsail was set up in the correct place abaft the genoa, the strain on the headsail sheet was observed to rise considerably.
Middle English (in the sense 'backward'): from a-2 (expressing motion) + archaic baft 'in the rear'.
Definition of abaft in:
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