Meaning of abaft

a•baft

Pronunciation: (u-baft', u-bäft'), [key]
— Naut. Naut.
—prep.
  1. to the rear of; aft of: the fife rail abaft the mainmast.
—adv.
  1. in the direction of the stern; astern; aft.
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