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abaft

General Crossword Questions for “abaft”

  • The sailor's a short distance nearer the stern
  • Film awards back to front at the back
  • Sailor a short distance nearer the stern
  • At, near or toward the stern of a ship
  • Astern
  • Towards the stern of a boat
  • Towards the stern

Encyclopedia

  • Abaft – Toward the stern, relative to some object ("abaft the fore Abaft the beam – Further aft than the beam: a relative bearing of greater than 90 degrees from the bow: "two points abaft the. — “Glossary of nautical terms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • In general sailing vessels are required to carry a green light that shines from dead ahead to 2 points (22½°) abaft the beam on the starboard side, a red light from dead ahead to two points abaft the beam on the port side and a white light that. — “Navigation light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The term 'abaft the beam' is just a description of location relative to the aspect of a A vessel is considered an overtaking vessel when coming up from more than 22.5 degrees abaft the beam. — “Talk:Glossary of nautical terms - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Where's that bleeding awfur? Parson Steve, apostates' creed! No, no, Mulligan! Abaft there! Shove ahead. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • Two huge coils of stout and dingy warp lay just abaft the mainmast, and summed up the weather-beaten aspect of the little ship. — “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers
  • From time to time he glanced idly at a chart pegged out with four drawing-pins on a low three-legged table abaft the steering-gear case. — “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad
  • It had, however, changed a little, and blew now from the west, almost too exactly abaft to suit his craft. — “After London; or, Wild England” by Richard Jefferies
  • Nevertheless, so potent an influence did this thing have on those seamen in the Pequod who came to the full knowledge of it, and by such a strange delicacy, to call it so, were they governed in this matter, that they kept the secret among themselves so that it never transpired abaft the Pequod's main-mast. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

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