the stern relative to some other object or position
clues: Toward the stern;
Sternward; Rearward, at sea; Back at sea; Sailor's behind; To the
rear; At the stern; Toward the rudder
once a year
is a nautical expression indicating a point that is behind a
given part of a ship. If
not qualified it means behind the mid-point of a ship or group of
ships. For example, "abaft the funnel" means behind the
that unqualified or in the "abaft the beam" form it
does not necessarily refer to a point actually on the ship, it
may refer to a point some significant distance away.
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