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adverb. at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane.
Sentences with astern
1. Noun, singular or mass
Each cabin has a view astern or forward, but the forward views are more restricted.
Once all anchors are deployed, test the set of the anchors by ordering the engines astern, at bare steerageway, slightly faster than the ocean's natural speed.
Shorten the tow rope so that the kayak is about four to five feet astern.