- r at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft
- Unshakable, unanimous belief of all hands was that a torpedo struck her just abaft amidships on the port side.
- Smoke poured from a gaping hole in the Langley's side abaft her bridge.
- In the radio compartment just abaft the pilots' seats, Staff Sergeant Vitale Trippodi tied down his radio key to keep a signal on the air as long as the aircraft was aloft.