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Meaning astern meaning
What does astern mean?
(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
stern foremost or backward
the steamer went astern at half speed
(= aft, abaft)
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
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