1. [ adverb ] (nautical) at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
Synonyms: astern abaft

"stow the luggage aft" "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft" "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"

Related terms: fore
2. [ adjective ] (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
Related terms: fore after stern tail aftermost back
Similar spelling:   afoot