Abaft appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):
- Suez sailor vomits jauntily abaft while waxing parquet decks. (52 letters)
- While Suez sailors wax parquet decks, Afghan Jews vomit jauntily abaft. (59 letters)
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Definition of the adverb abaft
What does abaft mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?
- at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
Alternative definition of the adverb abaft
- [nautical] On the aft side
Other definitions of abaft
What does abaft also mean?
- [nautical] Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of
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by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
The 7 lines parallel to and immediately under this, on the right-fide of the line A F, are all top timber half-breadths, abaft the midship frame; the lowest of which coincides with the horizontal line DE. The parallel horizontal lines nearly opposite to ...
Abaft. (Arriere Fr.) The hinder half of a ship, or all those parts which lie towards the stern, and it is frequently used to signify further aft, or nearer the stern ; as abaft the binnacle, abaft the main-mast, &c. Astern strictly speaking applies only to the ...
by William Falconer
It has been already observed, that as both sides o a ship are alike, the artificers only draw one side, from which both sides of the ship are built: therefore the timbers abaft the midship-frame are exhibited on one side of the plane of projection, ...
by William FALCONER (Poet.)
It has been already observed, that as both fides of a ship are alike, the artificers only draw one fide, from which both fides of the ship are built : therefore the timbers abaft the midship-frame are exhibited on one fide of the plane of projection, ...
The Seaman's Manual, containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates; a dictionary of sea terms; customs and usages of the merchant service; laws relating to the practical duties of master and mariner (1851)
by Richard Henry DANA (Author of “Two Years before the Mast.”.), John Hoskins BROWN
the leach and foot-rope, and the body of the sail; being careful not to let it get forward under the yard, or hang down abaft. Then haul your bunt well upon the yard, ...
An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: Or, A Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship (1784)
by William Falconer
It has been already obferved, that as both fides of alhip are alike, the artificers only draw one fide, from which both fides of the (hip are built : therefore the timbers abaft the midfhip-frame are exhibited on one fide of the plane o,f projec- , tion, ...
Naval Text-Book. Letters to the Midshipmen of the United States Navy on masting, rigging, and managing vessels of war. Also, a set of stationing tables, a naval gun exercise, and a marine dictionary (1841)
Some officers also let go the anchor without having any range abaft the bitts, letting the vessel take it from the chain locker, this can only be done safely with an iron stopper in the corner of the hatch (359). But the safest plan is, to range the ...
The London encyclopaedia (1829)
or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge
The coal-hole is placed abaft the after-hold, for keeping coals, &c, in. The spirit- room is an apartment abaft the coalhole, and is appropriated for the reception of spirituous liquors, &c. The powder-room is a convenient place abaft the spirit- room ...
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Abaft the starboard beam
Heading upriver aboard the Sternwheeler Valley Gem above Marietta Ohio.
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Scrabble value of A1B3A1F4T1
The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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