Synonyms for astern

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At the end of that mile Jonadab's craft's jib boom was just astern of Tobias's rudder.

Came a succession of blows, not only on the port in the bow, but also on that astern.

By this time the wind was a gale, and he knew it was driving him astern, despite his rowing.

The open lake was astern of her, with clear sailing for two miles.

In paddling the dugout the Indians all faced ahead, instead of astern as in rowing.

The ship was sailing plungingly; astern the billows rolled in riots.

Many of them strove to swim off to us, but we left them astern.

Casting off the painter of the third cutter, he worked her astern, so as to avoid Peaks.

“I have made up my mind to haul her off astern,” answered Kydd.

It came at length, towards the end of the middle watch, and as before, astern.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from a- (1) "on" + stern (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ASTERN

abaft

adjectiveto the rear
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