Definitions of afterbody:
  • noun:   The afterpart of a vehicle.
  • noun:   (nautical) The part of a vessel abaft midships.
  • noun:   (astronomy) A companion body that trails a satellite or spacecraft.
  • noun:   (astronautics) A section or piece of a launch vehicle, rocket, or spacecraft that enters the atmosphere unprotected behind the nose cone or other body that is protected for entry.

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