1. at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
- ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft
Sentences with abaft as an adverb:
- with the wind abaft
- The mate sleeps abaft
1. (nautical) Behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of. [First attested around the late 15th century.]
- abaft the wheelhouse.