Synonyms for astern
|Grammar : Adv|
|Spell : uh-sturn|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈstɜrn|
Définition of asternOrigin :
- 1620s, from a- (1) "on" + stern (n.).
- adv backward
- 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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