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sternway

[sturn-wey] /ˈstɜrnˌweɪ/
noun
1.
Nautical. the movement of a vessel backward, or stern foremost.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; stern2 + way1
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  • The ship must maintain sternway for this use of the tug as a steering tug on the bow to be successful.
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sternway

/ˈstɜːnˌweɪ/
noun
1.
(nautical) movement of a vessel sternforemost
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