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astern

astern

adverb or adjective \ə-ˈstərn\

: in, at, or toward the back of a boat or ship : in, at, or toward the stern

of a boat or ship : in a reverse direction

Full Definition of ASTERN

1
:  behind a ship
2
:  at or toward the stern of a ship
3
:  with the stern in advance :  backward

First Known Use of ASTERN

circa 1571

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