Abaft vs Baft - What's the difference?

abaft | baft |


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 noun baft is

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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

    baft

    English

    Noun

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  • (Webster 1913)