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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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I broke away down and made another quarter astern attack and saw smoke coming from the port engine.
When the MC-130s turned final, they reported three miles astern to Reagan's pri-fly, who did not have them in sight and cleared them to continue inbound.
The autumn darkness fell, and most of the passengers wandered below after we had cleared the bridge by 13 feet and left the Lower Harbor astern.
1 : in, at, or toward the back of a boat or ship : in, at, or toward the stern <The island lay astern.
Ghanimifard has previously mentioned that Iran may come to the astern countries to get the required investment in this field.
Hmay's ship, a reconditioned World War I four-stack destroyer, opened fire on a German plane whose torpedo went astern after the ship made a hard turn, its guns blazing at the airplane.
So, to purloin a nautical expression: it's full astern for 2008
After the firing runs, the aircraft were to proceed to a point 10 miles astern of the ship to rendezvous for a formation flyover.
A mid-course correction ensures that Cougar always attacks from astern, which means a slower closing speed is needed.
The vessel would be a double acting tanker (DAT) optimized for efficient ice-breaking when going astern, and would be fitted with three Wartsila 32 engines and one Wartsila 20 engine, according to the company.
Leaving the green and going down out through the gatehouse, you turn back and look at the grey zinc roofs of what at first evokes a strange notion of the Grand Fleet with two squadrons of Dreadnoughts sailing in line astern to make a pincer movement on the Kriegsmarine.
I'd swear that the added weight of the batteries astern actually imbues the IMA with better balance.