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astern

[ə′stərn]
(engineering)
To the rear of an aircraft, vehicle, or vessel; behind; from the back.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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