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 for abaft
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abaft \A*baft"\ ([.a]*b[.a]ft"), prep. [Pref. a- on + OE. baft,
     baften, biaften, AS. be[ae]ftan; be by + [ae]ftan behind. See
     After, Aft, By.] (Naut.)
     Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Abaft the beam. See under Beam.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abaft \A*baft"\, adv. (Naut.)
     Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  abaft
      adv 1: 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"; "the
             captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"
             [syn: aft, abaft, astern] [ant: fore, forward]

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