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sternforemost

[sturn-fawr-mohst, -fohr- or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˌstɜrnˈfɔr moʊst, -ˈfoʊr- or, esp. British, -məst/
adverb
1.
Nautical. with the stern, foremost.
2.
awkwardly; with difficulty.
Origin of sternforemost
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; stern2 + foremost
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British Dictionary definitions for sternforemost

sternforemost

/ˈstɜːnˈfɔːməʊst/
adverb
1.
(nautical) backwards
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