astern

All Adjective Noun
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  • Next moment the crew saw him far astern with the child in his arms. Cited from The Coxswain's Bride, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The little island on which they had spent so many days drew gradually astern. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Two others had come out after her, but were some miles astern. Cited from With Lee in Virginia, by G. A. Henty
  • They left this land astern, and held out to sea with the same fair wind. Cited from The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503, by Various
  • Just then I saw something dark moving under the water close astern of the vessel. Cited from Salt Water, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • She was hit fairly quickly and began to fall astern of the other two ships.
  • Probably it never occurred to either of them to cast a single glance astern! Cited from Under the Chilian Flag, by Harry Collingwood
  • By this time the objects in question were almost out of sight astern. Cited from Jarwin and Cuffy, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • At last he began to back astern, but he couldn't make her move. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • He was now far astern, for the vessel had been going rapidly through the water. Cited from Jarwin and Cuffy, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • When morning broke the island could scarcely be seen astern, nor was any land in sight ahead. Cited from The Missing Ship, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • Not till they were far astern did any one venture to speak. Cited from Paul Gerrard, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • After taking a turn or two he stopped short, and gazed out astern. Cited from The World of Ice, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • When some way astern they joined company, and we saw them standing to the westward. Cited from Paddy Finn, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • The effect was to make her drop so much astern that the second boat took the lead of her. Cited from The Pirate of the Mediterranean, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The shell must have gone away over and hit the water a couple of miles astern. Cited from Four-Day Planet, by Henry Beam Piper
  • The others were mounted at each end of the ship where they could fire directly ahead or astern.
  • When night closed in she was fully five miles astern. Cited from Ralph Granger's Fortunes, by William Perry Brown
  • The rest of the party followed; and to save time the boat was dropped astern. Cited from The Missing Ship, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • As he spoke the light disappeared, and a fresh one appeared from astern. Cited from The Black Bar, by George Manville Fenn
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Words starting with astern

Synonyms of astern

Meaning of astern

  • adverb Stern foremost or backward
    the steamer went astern at half speed
  • adverb (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