Aft vs Haft - What's the difference?

aft | haft |


As a noun haft is

custody, imprisonment.

aft

English

Noun

(-)
  • (nautical) The stern portion of a vessel.
  • Adverb

    (further)
  • (nautical) At, near, or towards the stern of a vessel (with the frame of reference within the vessel).
  • Synonyms

    * abaft, astern

    Antonyms

    * fore, forward

    See also

    * after, fore-and-aft

    haft

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The handle of a tool or weapon.
  • * Dryden
  • This brandish'd dagger / I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast.
    Synonyms
    * hilt (sword handle ) * stale, stail, stele, steal (axe handle )

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fit a handle to a tool or weapon.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * heft

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Northern English dialect) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.