sternforemost

[ sturn-fawr-mohst, -fohr- or, especially British, -muhst ]
/ ˌstɜrnˈfɔr moʊst, -ˈfoʊr- or, especially British, -məst /

adverb

Nautical. with the stern foremost.
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
/ (ˈstɜːnˈfɔːməʊst) /

adverb

nautical backwards
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