What are the antonyms for ABAFT?
click here to check the spelling
Usage Examples for ABAFT
- The fin which is a thin plate of metal fixed slightly abaft the coxswain's seat on her keelson is of great assistance in keeping the boat straight under such circumstances - "Rowing" by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
- Alongside the grinding masses held the ship tight as in a vice while the overwhelming pressure of the entire body advancing from the west so wedged the stern and starboard quarter that the greatest apprehensions were entertained for the stern post and framework abaft - "The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne
- The sea struck her abaft and washed clean over her from stern to stem and had not Snatchblock aided Adair in hauling away on the yoke line she must have broached to - "The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
- And while this was doing four of the hands came along with a twenty five foot ladder heavily weighted at the bottom with pigs of iron ballast which Cunningham had caused to be constructed and this they launched over the side allowing it to hang plumb up and down well secured just abaft the main rigging - "Turned Adrift" by Harry Collingwood
- Up and with Sir J Minnes by coach to White Hall and there attended the King and the Duke of York in the Duke of York's lodgings with the rest of the Officers and many of the Commanders of the fleete and some of our master shipwrights to discourse the business of having the topmasts of ships made to lower abaft of the mainmast a business I understand not and so can give no good account but I do see that by how much greater the Council and the number of Counsellors is the more confused the issue is of their councils so that little was said to the purpose regularly and but little use was made of it they coming to a very broken conclusion upon it to make trial in a ship or two - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright" by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke