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adjective 
  1. (nautical) behind
    • If one ship is following another, the first is astern when viewed from the second.
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    adverb 
    1. (nautical) Beyond the stern when viewed from aboard.
      • He signalled the engineroom to go : in other words, to run the engine in such a way as to put the ship beyond the present position of her stern, as viewed from aboard.
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