Stern chase
Stern Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits. [1913 Webster]

{Stern board} (Naut.), a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See {Board}, n., 8 (b) .

{Stern chase}. (Naut.) (a) See under {Chase}, n. (b) A stern chaser.

{Stern chaser} (Naut.), a cannon placed in a ship's stern, pointing backward, and intended to annoy a ship that is in pursuit.

{Stern fast} (Naut.), a rope used to confine the stern of a ship or other vessel, as to a wharf or buoy.

{Stern frame} (Naut.), the framework of timber forms the stern of a ship.

{Stern knee}. See {Sternson}.

{Stern port} (Naut.), a port, or opening, in the stern of a ship.

{Stern sheets} (Naut.), that part of an open boat which is between the stern and the aftmost seat of the rowers, -- usually furnished with seats for passengers.

{Stern wheel}, a paddle wheel attached to the stern of the steamboat which it propels. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stern chase — Chase Chase, n. [Cf. F. chasse, fr. chasser. See {Chase}, v.] 1. Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing, as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a hunt. This mad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stern-chase — sternˈ chase noun A chase in which one ship follows directly in the wake of another • • • Main Entry: ↑stern …   Useful english dictionary

  • stern chase — noun Etymology: stern (V) 1. : a chase in which the pursuing vessel follows in the path of the vessel pursued a stern chase is a long chase 2. : stern chaser * * * stern chase, a chase in which the pursuing ship is di …   Useful english dictionary

  • stern chase — /ˈstɜn tʃeɪs/ (say stern chays) noun a chase in which the pursuing vessel follows in the wake of the other or astern of it …   Australian English dictionary

  • stern chase — noun Etymology: 2stern Date: 1627 a chase in which a pursuing ship follows in the path of another …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • a stern chase is a long chase — A stern chase is one in which the pursuing ship follows directly in the wake of the pursued. 1823 J. F. COOPER Pilot xv. ‘If we can once get him in our wake I have no fears of dropping them all.’ ‘A stern chace is a long chase.’ 1919 J. A.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Stern — Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits. [1913 Webster] {Stern board} (Naut.), a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See {Board}, n., 8 (b) . {Stern chase}. (Naut.) (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stern board — Stern Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits. [1913 Webster] {Stern board} (Naut.), a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See {Board}, n., 8 (b) . {Stern chase}. (Naut.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stern chaser — Stern Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits. [1913 Webster] {Stern board} (Naut.), a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See {Board}, n., 8 (b) . {Stern chase}. (Naut.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stern fast — Stern Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits. [1913 Webster] {Stern board} (Naut.), a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See {Board}, n., 8 (b) . {Stern chase}. (Naut.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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