Definition of sternway in English:

sternway

Line breaks: stern|way
Pronunciation: /ˈstəːnweɪ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Backward movement of a ship: we begin making sternway towards the shoal
More example sentences
  • If this does not work, but results in sternway, shove the tiller clear over to the opposite side.
  • You do not want to make headway or sternway but simply pivot with a continuous motion.
  • As you begin lowering the anchor, the helmsman can shift the engine into idle reverse, so that the vessel just begins making slight sternway about the time the anchor reaches the bottom.

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