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sternward

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sternward

  1. near, toward, or in the stern of a ship or the tail of an aircraft <a flight attendant hurried sternward to attend to the disturbance> Synonyms abaft, astern, aft (or sternwards)Related Words after, back, backward (or backwards), behind, posteriorly, rearward (also rearwards)Near Antonyms anteriorly; ahead, beforeAntonyms fore, forward



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