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stern·ward

 (stûrn′wərd)
adv. & adj. Nautical
Toward, to, or in the stern.

stern′wards adv.

sternwards

(ˈstɜːnwədz) or

sternward

adv
(Nautical Terms) nautical towards the stern; astern
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Sternwards she glides, like to a ship whose helm Her crew have turned to landward, Coming to anchor; all the oars back-water, And lapping surges splash upon the strand.
And it is rather hills and fields that seem sternwards to fly When really the ship is rowing, or under sail goes skimming by.