from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Farthest aft; aftermost.

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  • adj. Furthest aft, most sternward, as far back as possible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nearest the stern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nautical, situated nearest the stern.


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  • Kurt, Hans, and others who thought quickly enough scrambled up a ladder to front-row seats atop the aftmost gunmount.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • A quadrangular sail stretched from the mast by the help, not of a gaff along its top, but of a sprit (or yard) extending from the mast diagonally to the upper aftmost corner of the sail, as in the case of a

    Anson's Voyage Round the World The Text Reduced

  • I replaced the hatch-cover, and having resolved upon the aftmost of the four cabins as my bedroom, entered it to see what kind of accommodation it would yield me.

    The Frozen Pirate

  • The aftmost portion of Titan’s secondary hull, at the bottom of the central viewer, disgorged a small bright object that quickly dwindled in size until it was lost in the radiant taffy pull of local geomagnetic forces.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • From the aft external monitors of Vanguard, she could not see even the aftmost tip of Sharra’s Gift or Bassoon, though there were no ships between Vanguard and them.

    Command Decision

  • Gunner’s mate second class Jim Herring had been standing in the spotter’s hatch of Gun 55, the aftmost 5-inch gun, when he saw “the skipper” pull open the deck hatch to the aft steering room and start “bellowing orders.”

    Sea of Thunder

  • The floor of it is formed by the aftmost part of the quarter deck, and the roof of it by the poop: it is generally the habitation of the flag-captain. "

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete


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