[[t]ɑ͟ːft, æ̱ft[/t]]
1) ADV: ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV of n If you go aft in a boat or plane, you go to the back of it. If you are aft, you are in the back.

Clark shook hands with the pilot and walked aft to find his way off the ship.

2) ADJ: ADJ n The aft end on a boat or plane is towards the back of it.

Getting into the aft cabin involves a slight step down from saloon level.

English dictionary. 2008.


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