from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Behind a vessel.
- adv. At or to the stern of a vessel.
- adv. With or having the stern foremost; backward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Beyond the stern when viewed from aboard.
- adj. behind
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In or at the hinder part of a ship; toward the hinder part, or stern; backward.
- adv. Behind a ship; in the rear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At or toward the hinder part of a ship: as, to go astern.
- Behind, at any indefinite distance: as, the ship was far astern of us.
- In the direction of the stern; backward; back; to the rear: said of a ship: as, the current drove us far astern.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. (of a ship or an airplane) behind
- adv. stern foremost or backward
- adv. at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
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