stern-way

sternway

[sturn-wey]
noun
Nautical. the movement of a vessel backward, or stern foremost.

Origin:
1760–70; stern2 + way1

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sternway (ˈstɜːnˌweɪ)
 
n
nautical movement of a vessel sternforemost

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