from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Nautical With the stern foremost; backward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. With the stern, instead of the bow, in advance.
- adv. In an awkward, blundering manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. With the stern, instead of the bow, in advance; hence, figuratively, in an awkward, blundering manner.
stern + foremost (Wiktionary)