astern

All Adjective Noun
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  • It came at length, towards the end of the middle watch, and as before, astern. Cited from The Missing Ship, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • After fifteen minutes the enemy was seen coming up astern, immediately opening fire and scoring several hits.
  • Presently one of the enemy's ships astern of us was seen to be on fire. Cited from The Boy who sailed with Blake, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Any moment a sea, rolling up astern, might break over them. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • As soon as we were all on board our boat was dropped astern, and sail was made. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Rayner was at his station forward, but he could still see what was taking place astern. Cited from From Powder Monkey to Admiral, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The old captain took many a glance through his spy-glass at the ship astern. Cited from The Missing Ship, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • She then went ahead but was still going astern when she hit a ship on the stocks.
  • But I opened-out down the slope and soon had it well astern. Cited from Foe-Farrell, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • A minute later, twelve heavy guns flashed out astern, one after another. Cited from Held Fast For England, by G. A. Henty
  • The other gun-boats took their stations astern of her. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The Squadron was ordered into line-astern formation and made an attack.
  • At low speeds the last effect is most pronounced and when going astern has even more influence.
  • In a short time they saw a fishing craft, with a boat astern of her. Cited from No Surrender!, by G. A. Henty
  • Often and often did he look out astern. Cited from Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • How soft the breeze through the island trees, Now the ice is far astern.
  • One plane dropped a torpedo just after dark which passed close astern.
  • Still even he, as he walked the deck, continued to cast many an anxious glance astern. Cited from Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • This meant that they were unable to fire dead astern.
  • Speed had just been got on the boat again after backing out, when the cry again came to go astern.
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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