Meaning of AFT in English

AFT

I. ˈaft adverb

Etymology: Middle English afte back, from Old English æftan from behind, behind; akin to Old English æfter

Date: 1580

: near, toward, or in the stern of a ship or the tail of an aircraft

called all hands aft

II. adjective

Date: 1816

: rearward , after 2

the aft decks

III.

Scottish variant of oft

IV. abbreviation

afternoon

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.