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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

(of a ship or an airplane) behind; At or near or toward the back of a ship or tail of an airplane.

Usage examples (35)
  • "Is it steady or moving astern?" the captain called out.
  • We dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide
  • The steamer went astern at half speed
  • "Glad to hear it," returned the other, who could read our name astern as she lay athwart us. for more
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