Aft adv. & a. Naut. Near or towards the stern of a vessel; astern; abaft.
adj : (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or
tail [syn: aft(a)] [ant: fore(a)]
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: abaft, astern] [ant: fore]