/ˈstɜnweɪ/ (say 'sternway)

the movement of a ship backwards, or stern foremost.
{stern2 + way}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sternway — Stern way , n. (Naut.) The movement of a ship backward, or with her stern foremost. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sternway — [stʉrn′wā΄] n. backward movement of a ship …   English World dictionary

  • sternway — noun Date: 1769 movement of a ship backward or with stern foremost …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sternway — /sterrn way /, n. Naut. the movement of a vessel backward, or stern foremost. [1760 70; STERN2 + WAY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sternway — noun a backwards motion of a vessel Ant: headway …   Wiktionary

  • sternway — Synonyms and related words: Brownian movement, advance, angular motion, ascending, ascent, axial motion, backflowing, backing, backset, backsliding, backward motion, backward step, career, climbing, course, current, descending, descent, downward… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sternway — movement of a ship backwards Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sternway — noun backward movement of a ship …   English new terms dictionary

  • sternway — stern•way [[t]ˈstɜrnˌweɪ[/t]] n. naut. navig. the movement of a vessel backward, or stern foremost • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • sternway — The reverse movement of a vessel. See astern …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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