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aftermost

[af-ter-mohst, ahf- or, esp. British, ahf-ter-muh st] /ˈæf tərˌmoʊst, ˈɑf- or, esp. British, ˈɑf tər məst/
adjective
1.
Nautical. farthest aft; aftmost:
The aftermost sail is called a spanker.
2.
hindmost; last.
Origin
900
before 900; after + -most; replacing Middle English aftermest, itself replacing Old English æftemest, equivalent to æfteme- (cognate with Gothic aftuma last; æfte (see aft) + -m- superlative suffix) + (-e)st -est1
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Examples from the web for aftermost
  • The first section is called the forward perpendicular and the aftermost one is called the after perpendicular.
  • The aftermost compartment in the hull is the area where the steam steering gear and the multiple tillers are located.
  • Absorption increased markedly only aftermost of the storage iron had been used.
British Dictionary definitions for aftermost

aftermost

/ˈɑːftəˌməʊst/
adjective
1.
closer or closest to the rear or (in a vessel) the stern; last
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