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Synonyms of astern

Adverb


1. astern

usage: stern foremost or backward; "the steamer went astern at half speed"

2. aft, abaft, astern

usage: at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane; "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"

3. astern

usage: (of a ship or an airplane) behind; "we dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide"

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