Definition of sternward in US English:


(also sternwards)


  • See stern

    • ‘If the tide is not tugging too fiercely at your fins by now, you might wish to continue sternwards and view the most impressive area of the wreck.’
    • ‘Continuing sternwards, the empty mounting for the stern navigation light can be found behind a raised box at the aft end of the superstructure.’
    • ‘Heading sternwards on the starboard side of the wreck, the first few metres are just the flat base of the double-bottomed hull.’
    • ‘Looking sternwards, the high funnel lay immediately before us.’
    • ‘A spotted eagle ray winged its way sternwards as we meandered in the direction of the bow, just above the port rail.’