Term Definition
aft (Or after.) Near, toward or at the stern of a ship.
after cabin In a ship with multiple cabins, the cabin closest to the stern.
aftermast In a sailing ship carrying multiple masts, the mast set closest to the stern. Also called the mizzenmast in a three-masted sailing vessel.
aftermost The farthest aft.
shaft A cylinder used to carry rotating machine parts, such as pulleys and gears, to transmit power or motion.
shaft log A heavy longitudinal timber placed over the keel in a ship's stern through which the propeller shaft passes.
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