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[sturn-werd] /ˈstɜrn wərd/
toward the stern; astern.
Origin of sternward
1825-35; stern2 + -ward Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She was about four thousand tons, and her engines were sternward and not amidship.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • Gregory turned about to see the black waters to the sternward were rippled with sparkling threads of silver-white.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • In the end, when the afternoon was waxing late, the sternward vessel stood up so that every detail of her loomed plain.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • sternward on the deck, by the lounge oval, I could see Miko standing.

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