Meaning of “aft” in the English Dictionary

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"aft" in British English

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aftadjective, adverb

uk /ɑːft/ us /æft/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • The ship moored to the wharf was a Dutch vessel, of the Japanese build, with two decks, fore and aft, and between them an open hold, reached by an upright ladder, in which the cargo was laden. 
  • Their sail area was increased by triangular fore and aft sails. 

(Definition of “aft” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aft" in American English

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aftadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /æft/

in or toward the back part of a boat:

There are windows aft on each side.

(Definition of “aft” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)