Part of speech: adjective

Of or near the stern.

Part of speech: adverb

At, toward, or near the stern.

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Usage examples "aft":

  1. But there he turned and ran aft to the cabin. - "Out of the Primitive", 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", William Le Queux.
  3. He looked aft, to the faint line where sky met water. - "The Players", Everett B. Cole.