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adjective as in to the rear

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The corvette stood on the opposite tack until well abaft the beam.

Their leading ship a little abaft our lee-beam, distant one league.

After that Tom led the way to the cook's galley, a mere closet of a place just abaft the foremast.

A little abaft her beam a tugboat was blowing one long and two short, indicating her tow.

Christy gave his mother and sister places on the sofa abaft of the wheel, and then looked into the position of the steamer.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abaft, such as: astern, back, behind, and rearward.

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