/af"teuhr bod'ee, ahf"-/, n., pl. afterbodies.
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.

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