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The Synonym of - astern (adverb)

Word Example of - astern

    Example Sentences for astern

    Astern towed a dingy; from the taffrail flew the American flag.

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

    I will run straight for the galleon, and, as we come alongside, drop you all astern.

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

    The ram Manassas just missed us astern, and we soon disposed of the other.

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

    The modern boat carries the great part of her armament amidships and astern on swivels, and her bow is like a dagger.

    ā€œI have made up my mind to haul her off astern,ā€ answered Kydd.

    And he hurled his lance, with quick and deadly aim, giving an order at the same time to "astern hard."

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

Word Origin & History of - astern

    Word Origin & History

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