Meaning of ABAFT in English

ABAFT

I. adverb

toward or at the stern (of a vessel)

headed abaft for a smoke

Synonyms: aft, astern

Related Word: after, back, behind

Antonyms: forward

II. preposition

to the rear of

huddled in a nook abaft the chimney

Synonyms: back of, behind

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