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Definition of ASTERN
Pronunciation : ASTERN

Adverb : ASTERN

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) stern foremost or backward; "the steamer went astern at half speed" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (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" ;


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