aft etymology

English word aft comes from Old English æftan

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Detailed word origin of aft

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æftan Old English (ang)
aft English (eng) (nautical) The stern portion of a vessel. (nautical) At, near, or towards the stern of a vessel (with the frame of reference within the vessel). Located at the back of a boat, ship, or airplane.