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aback  

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The situation of the sails of a square-rigged ship when the yards are trimmed to bring the wind to bear on their forward side. Sails are laid aback purposely to stop a ship's way through the water or ...
sternway

sternway   Quick reference

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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the movement of a ship when it is going backwards in relation to the ground. In its most usual form the term is used to mean motion backwards through the water, either by the use of ... More
sternway

sternway n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

backward movement of a ship: we begin making sternway toward the shoal.

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to club haul  

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To tack a square-rigged ship in a narrow space by letting go the lee anchor from the bow—though with the hawser led aft and stopped on the quarter—as soon as the wind leaves the foresails. As the ...

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