stern foremost or backward
"the steamer went astern at half speed"
aft, abaft, astern(adverb)
at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
"stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"
(of a ship or an airplane) behind
"we dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide"
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