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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