What is another word for aft?

Pronunciation: [ˈaft] (IPA)

Aft is a directional term used in nautical and aviation contexts to indicate the back of the boat or aircraft. Some synonyms for aft include rear, stern, back, posterior, hind, and abaft. In aviation, the term tail is often used instead. The use of aft is important in navigation and communication to ensure clarity and precision on board a vessel or aircraft. Other terms associated with aft include port (left side of a vessel when facing forwards) and starboard (right side of a vessel when facing forwards). Synonyms for opposite direction to aft include forward, bow, and prow.

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What are the opposite words for aft?

The word "aft" refers to the rear part of a ship or aircraft, but what are its antonyms? The opposite of aft can be described as forward, front, or bow, depending on the context. In nautical terms, bow refers to the front part of a ship, while in aviation, front or forward refer to the area close to the cockpit. The antonyms of aft can also be expressed in terms of directionality, such as east or west, depending on the orientation of the vessel. Regardless of the context, understanding the antonyms of aft can help in navigating and communicating effectively while at sea or in the air.

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Usage examples for Aft

"John Washington," he said, as he mustered his crew aft and addressed it sternly, "don't you ever breathe a word about that floatin' island to a living soul, or I'll skin you alive."
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
One is a fore and aft magnet or set of magnets, the other an athwartship magnet or set of magnets.
"Lectures in Navigation"
Ernest Gallaudet Draper
I can't see much cargo around, but there is a way aft.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island"
Cyril Burleigh

Famous quotes with Aft

  • The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.
    Lawrence Hargrave
  • The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy
    Robert Burns
  • The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'menGang aft agley.
    Robert Burns
  • The ship struck at ten minutes after four A.M., and all hands, being mostly in their nightclothes, made haste to the forecastle, the water coming in at once. There they remained; the passengers in the forecastle, the crew above it, doing what they could. Every wave lifed the forecastle roof and washed over those within. The first man got ashore at nine; many from nine to noon. At flood-tide, about half past three o'clock, when the ship broke up entirely, they came out of the forecastle, and Margaret sat with her back to the foremast, with her hands on her knees, her husband and child already drowned. A great wave came and washed her aft. The steward had just before taken her child and started for shore. Both were drowned.
    Margaret Fuller
  • An overstrained sense of manliness is the characteristic of seafaring men. This often gives an appearance of want of feeling, and even of cruelty. From this, if a man comes within an ace of breaking his neck and escapes, it is made a joke of; and no notice must be taken of a bruise or cut; and expression of pity, or any show of attention, would look sisterly, and unbecoming a man who has to face the rough and tumble of such a life. From this cause, too, the sick are neglected at sea, and, whatever sailors may be ashore, a sick man finds little sympathy or attention, forward or aft. A man, too, can have nothing peculiar or sacred on board ship; for all the nicer feelings they take pride in disregarding, both in themselves and others. A "thin-skinned" man could hardly live on shipboard. One would be torn raw unless he had the hide of an ox.
    Richard Henry Dana

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