A·baft prep. Naut. Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.
Abaft the beam. See under Beam.
A·baft, adv. Naut. Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.
adv : 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, astern] [ant: fore]