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sternway

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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 ...

sternway

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

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

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

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2007
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87 words

... , 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 engines running astern or, in the case of a sailing vessel, by laying a sail aback . But a ship lying stopped in the water and carried backwards by an adverse tide is also said to be carrying sternway even though it may not be making any movement through the...

sternway

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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sternway

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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29 words
sternway

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
sternway

sternway noun   Reference library

Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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12 words
sternway

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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12 words
sternway

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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15 words
sternway

sternway  

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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 engines running ...
to club haul

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 ...
aback

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 ...
club haul, to

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

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2007
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...haul, to , 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 ship gathers sternway the pull of the anchor brings the ship's head round on the other tack and the anchor hawser is then cut. This method was only used in an emergency in heavy weather and when the ship was...

aback

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

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2007
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128 words
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...her in tacking ; they are taken aback inadvertently when the ship is brought to by an unexpected change of wind or by the helmsman's lack of attention. ‘Lay all flat aback’ was the order in square-rigged ships to lay all sails aback in order to stop the ship and give her sternway . When lying at a single anchor such ships normally spread a mizzen topsail laid aback to prevent the vessel surging to the anchor and fouling it with her cable . [a] Sails drawing [b] Sails...

‘Secret Sharer, The’

‘Secret Sharer, The’   Reference library

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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...on the eastern side of the Gulf on the dubious pretext of picking up land breezes. When the captain finally orders the ship brought about, Leggatt secretly escapes overboard. His hat floating in the water signals to the captain that the ship is being blown backwards (making sternway); the captain shifts the helm to save the ship, and this reckless act of bravado wins him the respect of the crew. Conrad received his first command in the Gulf of Siam in 1888 , and the first voyage of the Otago provided material for both ‘The Secret Sharer’ and The Shadow-Line...

walkway

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...• hideaway • foldaway • breakaway , takeaway • galloway • rollaway • colourway ( US colorway), mulloway • Greenaway • Stornoway • runaway • caraway • tearaway • castaway • getaway • straightaway • waterway • motorway • cutaway • Hathaway • giveaway • companionway • ...

waterway

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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...• hideaway • foldaway • breakaway , takeaway • galloway • rollaway • colourway ( US colorway), mulloway • Greenaway • Stornoway • runaway • caraway • tearaway • castaway • getaway • straightaway • waterway • motorway • cutaway • Hathaway • giveaway • companionway • ...

Yahweh

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...• hideaway • foldaway • breakaway , takeaway • galloway • rollaway • colourway ( US colorway), mulloway • Greenaway • Stornoway • runaway • caraway • tearaway • castaway • getaway • straightaway • waterway • motorway • cutaway • Hathaway • giveaway • companionway • ...

entranceway

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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...• hideaway • foldaway • breakaway , takeaway • galloway • rollaway • colourway ( US colorway), mulloway • Greenaway • Stornoway • runaway • caraway • tearaway • castaway • getaway • straightaway • waterway • motorway • cutaway • Hathaway • giveaway • companionway • ...

breakaway

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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...• hideaway • foldaway • breakaway , takeaway • galloway • rollaway • colourway ( US colorway), mulloway • Greenaway • Stornoway • runaway • caraway • tearaway • castaway • getaway • straightaway • waterway • motorway • cutaway • Hathaway • giveaway • companionway • ...

breezeway

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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166 words

...• hideaway • foldaway • breakaway , takeaway • galloway • rollaway • colourway ( US colorway), mulloway • Greenaway • Stornoway • runaway • caraway • tearaway • castaway • getaway • straightaway • waterway • motorway • cutaway • Hathaway • giveaway • companionway • ...

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