aft


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(nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail

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at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

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Now came the mate, hurrying aft, and said, close to the captain's ear, in a low, agitated voice:
At seventeen minutes past four in the afternoon, whilst the passengers were assembled at lunch in the great saloon, a slight shock was felt on the hull of the Scotia, on her quarter, a little aft of the port-paddle.
The young woman, who was seated aft, was profoundly affected as she looked out upon the ocean, darkening now with the twilight, on which she had ventured in so frail a vessel.
It never entered my head to attempt to attract attention, and I do not remember anything distinctly after the sight of her side until I found myself in a little cabin aft.
Circe, that great and cunning goddess, sent us a fair wind that blew dead aft and staid steadily with us keeping our sails all the time well filled; so we did whatever wanted doing to the ship's gear and let her go as the wind and helmsman headed her.
Therefore the sailor will never say, "cast anchor," and the ship-master aft will hail his chief mate on the forecastle in impressionistic phrase: "How does the cable grow?
The gas compartments are permitted both fore and aft, as in the old type, but the water-ballast central tank is rendered obligatory.
He emphasised the difference between fore and aft generally by rubbing Harvey's nose along a few feet of the boom, and the lead of each rope was fixed in Harvey's mind by the end of the rope itself.
There was a commotion forward, and a cry came aft, from mouth to mouth:
That's not a bad idea," said Monsieur Thuran, and then, turning to the third sailor, Wilson, he said: "Pass one of those tins aft, my good man.
Jerry, scarcely aware of Lerumie's presence, was trotting past on his way aft to where Borckman, the mate, was superintending the stringing of the barbed wire to the stanchions.
A crew, a brave crew, all youngsters, all of us, fore and aft, no man was forty, a mad, gay crew.
They were evidently taking the heads from the sailors aft.
I've always heard that Greeks don't like Italians," Charley laughed, as he ran aft to the tiller.
They strolled aft to where Captain Dettmar, one foot on the rail, was oiling the gear of the patent log.