Abaft vs Quartering - What's the difference?

abaft | quartering |


In context|nautical|lang=en terms the difference between abaft and quartering

is that abaft is (nautical) on the aft side; in the stern while quartering is (nautical) coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; said of waves or any moving object.

As a preposition abaft

is (nautical) behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of .

As an adverb abaft

is (nautical|obsolete) backwards
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As a verb quartering is

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As a noun quartering is

the act of providing housing for military personnel, especially when imposed upon the home of a private citizen.

As an adjective quartering is

(nautical) coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; said of waves or any moving object.

abaft

English

Preposition

(English prepositions)
  • (nautical) Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of.
  • abaft the wheelhouse.

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (nautical, obsolete) Backwards.
  • (nautical) On the aft side; in the stern.
  • with the wind abaft
    The mate sleeps abaft

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    References

    quartering

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of providing housing for military personnel, especially when imposed upon the home of a private citizen.
  • The method of capital punishment where a criminal is cut into four pieces.
  • (heraldry) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments.
  • (heraldry) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.
  • (architecture) A series of quarters, or small upright posts.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (nautical) Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; said of waves or any moving object.
  • (engineering) At right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other.
  • (Webster 1913)