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Suddenly, glancing up at the dim cloud of sails above, I saw that we were aback and making sternway.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
When sufficient sternway had been gathered the engines were put to full speed ahead to check her.The Blocking of Zeebrugge|Alfred F. B. Carpenter
As far as could be seen, there was now nothing for'ard to prevent the submarine gathering sternway.A Sub and a Submarine|Percy F. Westerman
He stopped his ship, and then backed water, making sternway to the Hartford, so as to stop her also.Hero Tales From American History|Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt
The chief asks for the engines to be stopped; sternway is putting purchase on the binding pressure of the rudder.Merchantmen-at-Arms|David W. Bone