stern foremost or backward;
"the steamer went astern at half speed"
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"
- One of the fishing boats sank down astern of us.
- A great battleship, forging silent and unlighted through the dark night, loom close astern.
Keeping half his boat's length astern of the other boat.出自： Dickens
Free as the petrels hovering astern.出自： N. Hampson
If he had expected to leave British snobbery astern with his public school he was sadly mistaken.出自： M. Lowry
- aft 向船尾
- abaft 在……之后
- behind 在...之后
- in back of 在 ... 的后面...
- back of 在 ... 后部
- forward 向前的
- backward 向后的
- backwards 向后
- in reverse 相反
- ahead 领先