sternway

[ sturn-wey ]
/ ˈstɜrnˌweɪ /

noun

Nautical. the movement of a vessel backward, or stern foremost.

Origin of sternway

First recorded in 1760–70; stern2 + way1
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sternway
/ (ˈstɜːnˌweɪ) /

noun

nautical movement of a vessel sternforemost
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