Adverb(1) stern foremost or backward(2) at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane(3) (of a ship or an airplane
(1) I put Margarita hard astern , yelling at Paul to grab the line and pull slack into the cockpit.(2) Captain Elsper went astern , and as his ship came free tried to head for Tobermory.(3) the lifeboat was carried astern by the tide(4) One by one, other houseboats come into view and join our convoy astern .(5) Her bow was almost blown off, but her captain managed to keep her afloat by going full astern .(6) I was alone in the cage astern of the boat one afternoon when all of a sudden a male shark emerged from the gloom and sneaked a bite from the bait, right from under my nose.(7) The ship won't point into the wind, you have to have the wind astern or at least abeam.(8) Langsdorff, a torpedo specialist, kept both ships astern to give them the smallest possible target with regards to a torpedo attack.(9) The other boats of Kilthan's convoy floated ahead and astern of his own, nuzzling the docks, hatches battened down, and a peaceful sense of expectancy hovered about them.(10) the engine rooms lay astern(11) As I mentioned earlier, some 38s were fitted with a lower helm although visibility astern is very limited and communications with deck hands is nearly impossible.(12) Fletcher, now without air cover and highly vulnerable to attack, only learned after midday that, quite contrary to his expectations, the Japanese carriers were somewhere astern of him and had sunk two of his ships.(13) With no time to lose, the Captain of Glasgow put the ship full astern , and as the cruiser made her getaway in darkness, she took half the jetty with her - ├ö├ç├┐a night I will never forget,├ö├ç├û said Reg.(14) As they were rescued, the crew and a desolate captain watched the ship slip astern into deep water, disappearing from view.(15) It is said too that sailors, beating up against the wind in the Gulf of Finland, sometimes see a strange sail heave into sight astern and overhaul them hand over hand.(16) With a fast dropping ebb tide she was unable to come astern off the bank and was left high and dry until five in the afternoon when she was assisted off the bank by tug.
1. abaft ::
2. aft ::
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