Definition of sternward in US English:

sternward

adverb

  • See stern

    • ‘Perry has removed the empty tubs, yanked three more loaded ones sternward, tied their lines together, and tied in another anchor, anchor line, and flag, ready to lay a second set.’
    • ‘You are emphasizing a force directed sternward rather than doing everything to enhance forward motion to bow.’
    • ‘I released myself from my forward looking position, and turned back sternward to remember where I had come from.’
    • ‘Pumped water is used to clean the grill and to push waste sternward along the sides of the barge.’
    • ‘Ambling sternward from the Schooner Bar, you'll find the attractive Safari Club, with its elegant tapestries and British Colonial charm.’

Pronunciation

sternward

/-wərd/