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af•ter•bod•y



Pronunciation: (af'tur-bod"ē, äf'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -bod•ies.

1. Naut.the portion of a ship's hull aft of the middle body.
2. Aeron.the rear part of an aircraft's fuselage.
3. Rocketry.the part of a guided missile behind the nose cone, usually unprotected against reentry heat.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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