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astern

[ə′stərn]
(engineering)
To the rear of an aircraft, vehicle, or vessel; behind; from the back.

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A location or distance measured from rear of aircraft. A line-astern formation is one in which aircraft formate one behind the other.
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Leaving Miami astern, the Carnival Breeze cut a swathe through the balmy Caribbean.
I broke away down and made another quarter astern attack and saw smoke coming from the port engine.
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On another note, MP Hmadeh hoped that a serious deployment by the army will be effected at the northern and astern borders, not similar to the deployment plan of 2006-2007.
Rounding the south end of the island, they encountered large waves astern.
JALALABAD (PAN): Human rights violations considerably increased in the astern zone last year, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Saturday.
Knightrider 10 reported the aircraft were headed toward the ship at a low altitude from astern and at a high rate of speed.
They approach the targeted vessel astern and use lightweight ladders to climb onboard.
The skipper, being highly intelligent, had the great idea of trailing the meat astern on a rope.
For example, when the initial one-third astern order proved ineffective, the team quickly decided to order all back full.
Ghanimifard has previously mentioned that Iran may come to the astern countries to get the required investment in this field.