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  • a  (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
  • r  at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
    stow the luggage aft
    ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft

  • On their first combat mission, over Bizerte in Tunisia, the tail gunner was wounded and Ben moved aft.
  • In the control room just aft of the shattered weapons compartments, Lyachin, the five staff officers and the dozen or so officers and petty officers manning the ship's controls .
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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...
    June 21, 2013 - Yakima Herald-Republic
  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - Journal of Commerce Online
  • 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 ...
    June 17, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Robert Burns in The News-Press
    You know what Robert Burns said: "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley."
  • Paul Sereno in Science Daily (press release)
    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."
  • Christian Streiff in South Asian Women's Forum
    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."

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