sternforemost

[ sturn-fawr-mohst, -fohr- or, especially British, -muhst ]

adverb
  1. Nautical. with the stern foremost.

  2. awkwardly; with difficulty.

Origin of sternforemost

1
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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