stern·​way ˈstərn-ˌwā How to pronounce sternway (audio)
: movement of a ship backward or with stern foremost

Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sternway was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Sternway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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