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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Definitions for abaft

  1. To the rear of; aft of.
  2. In a ship, to the rear.

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Citations for abaft
We cover our anterior nakedness with some philosophy-Christian, Marxian, Freudo-Physicalist-but abaft we remain uncovered, at the mercy of all the winds of circumstance. Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
We cover our anterior nakedness with some philosophy-Christian, Marxian, Freudo-Physicalist-but abaft we remain uncovered, at the mercy of all the winds of circumstance. Peter J. Earle, The Barros Pawns
Origin of abaft
1225-1275
Abaft travels into present-day usage from the Old English bæftan, a contraction of be, an early version of "by," and æftan, "behind."
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