Definitions of astern:
  • adverb:   (of a ship or an airplane) behind
    Example: "We dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide"
  • adverb:   stern foremost or backward
    Example: "The steamer went astern at half speed"
  • adverb:   at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
    Example: "The captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"

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