aft aft  /ˈæft/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
  2. (adj) (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail

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Usage(s):

  1. On their first combat mission, over Bizerte in Tunisia, the tail gunner was wounded and Ben moved aft.
  2. For the record, it's at the top of your head aft of the frontal lobe, fore of the occipital lobe, north of the temporal lobe.
  3. As cannon balls ripped from fore to aft, little splinters of wood ricocheted around me as sailors ran across headboards from back left to back right.

News

  1. Hit-and-run truck on I-90 injures Yakima woman

    Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:46:01 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic CLE ELUM, Wash. — A Yakima woman was treated and released from an Ellensburg hospital after her car was struck on Interstate 90 by a truck that fled without stopping. Martha A. Oberlander, 60, was driving east about 21 miles west of Cle Elum Saturday aft...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Yakima Herald-Republic

  2. Salvage Operation Planned for Fractured MOL Comfort

    MOL has confirmed that the aft part of the ship continues to drift in an east-northeast direction, but could not confirm the status of the fore part of the ship today because of adverse weather.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  3. ATK Agrees to Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Produce Composite Aft Fan Cases for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97

    ARLINGTON, Va., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced the award of a contract valued at more than $50 million from Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom, to produce aft fan composite cases ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. You know what Robert Burns said: "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley."
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Robert Burns Source: The News-Press

  2. "The jaws are drawn backward and upward instead of just closing or moving fore and aft," Sereno said. "It remains to be seen whether some other plant-eating dinosaurs or other reptiles had the same mechanism."
    on Jun 17, 2009 By: Paul Sereno Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. Streiff said the production process "has one, big flaw -- one weak link in the chain: that of the design of the electrical harnesses installation in the forward and aft fuselage."
    on Oct 4, 2006 By: Christian Streiff Source: South Asian Women's Forum

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