Synonyms for astern

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-sturn
Phonetic Transcription : əˈstɜrn

Définition of astern

Origin :
  • 1620s, from a- (1) "on" + stern (n.).
  • adv backward
Example sentences :
  • At the end of that mile Jonadab's craft's jib boom was just astern of Tobias's rudder.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Came a succession of blows, not only on the port in the bow, but also on that astern.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini
  • By this time the wind was a gale, and he knew it was driving him astern, despite his rowing.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor of Doubt » by Frank Williams
  • The open lake was astern of her, with clear sailing for two miles.
  • Extract from : « Breaking Away » by Oliver Optic
  • In paddling the dugout the Indians all faced ahead, instead of astern as in rowing.
  • Extract from : « Field and Forest » by Oliver Optic
  • The ship was sailing plungingly; astern the billows rolled in riots.
  • Extract from : « Moby Dick; or The Whale » by Herman Melville
  • Many of them strove to swim off to us, but we left them astern.
  • Extract from : « Early Australian Voyages » by John Pinkerton
  • Casting off the painter of the third cutter, he worked her astern, so as to avoid Peaks.
  • Extract from : « Up The Baltic » by Oliver Optic
  • “I have made up my mind to haul her off astern,” answered Kydd.
  • Extract from : « In the Wilds of Africa » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • It came at length, towards the end of the middle watch, and as before, astern.
  • Extract from : « The Missing Ship » by W. H. G. Kingston

Antonyms for astern

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