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sternwards

sternward

adverb
  1. nautical towards the stern; astern
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Historical Examples of sternwards

  • Nevertheless they could always discern from it that their course, whether stemwards or sternwards, was steadily south.

    The Well-Beloved

    Thomas Hardy