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Definitions and Synonyms of astern | Another word for astern | What is astern?

Definition 1: (of a ship or an airplane) behind - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where astern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide

(astern belongs to category ...) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

(astern belongs to category ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where astern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stow the luggage aft
  • ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft
  • the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about

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Definition 3: stern foremost or backward - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where astern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the steamer went astern at half speed

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