It can move backwards or forwards on its own power, and the men operating it can rotate it this way or that.
The Daily Beast is the omnivorous friend who hears about the best stuff and forwards it to you with a twist.
The avatar records the answers and forwards them to a tablet handled by one of the blue-uniformed officers.
Middle English, from forward + adverbial genitive -s. British English until mid-20c. preserved the distinction between forward and forwards, the latter expressing "a definite direction viewed in contrast with other directions." In American English, however, forward prevails in all senses since Webster (1832) damned forwards as "a corruption."
Pills of amphetamine or its derivatives
[1960s+ Narcotics; probably an allusion to speed in the same sense, with perhaps a by-reference to the fast forward control of a tape player]