sternway

noun
stern·​way | \ ˈstərn-ˌwā How to pronounce sternway (audio) \

Definition of sternway

: movement of a ship backward or with stern foremost

First Known Use of sternway

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sternway was in 1769

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“Sternway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sternway. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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