What does the word aft mean?

Usage examples for aft

  1. But there he turned and ran aft to the cabin. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  2. She was not a particularly beautiful boat, but she looked comfortable and strong, and her clumsy appearance was accentuated by the fact that her funnel was aft a commodious deck dining- saloon, on the top of which was a small wheel- house. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  3. He looked aft, to the faint line where sky met water. – The Players by Everett B. Cole