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Astern

Definition

[adv] (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"
[adv] 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"
[adv] stern foremost or backward; "the steamer went astern at half speed"

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Synonyms

abaft, aft

Antonyms

fore, forward