Astern

Definition of Astern

A`stern´
adv.1.(Naut.) In or at the hinder part of a ship; toward the hinder part, or stern; backward; as, to go astern.
2.Behind a ship; in the rear.
To bake astern
to go stern foremost.
To be astern of the reckoning
to be behind the position given by the reckoning.
To drop astern
to fall or be left behind.
To go astern
to go backward, as from the action of currents or winds.

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a rebours, a reculons, abaft, aft, after, against the grain, anticlockwise, arear, ass-backwards, away, back, backward, backwards, baft, counterclockwise, fore and aft, fro, hindward, hindwards, in reverse, rear, rearward, rearwards, retrad, widdershins
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