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sternforemost

[sturn-fawr-mohst, -fohr- or, esp. British, -muh st]
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adverb
  1. Nautical. with the stern foremost.
  2. awkwardly; with difficulty.
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Origin of sternforemost

First recorded in 1830–40; stern2 + foremost
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British Dictionary definitions for sternforemost

sternforemost

adverb
  1. nautical backwards
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