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.) (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]


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  • stern chaser — Chaser Chas er, n. 1. One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Same as {Chase gun}, esp. in terms {bow chaser} and {stern chaser}. See under {Bow}, {Stern}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stern-chaser — sternˈ chaser noun A cannon in the stern of a ship • • • Main Entry: ↑stern …   Useful english dictionary

  • stern chaser — n. a gun mounted on the stern of a ship, used for firing to the rear …   English World dictionary

  • stern chaser — noun a naval gun able to fire astern at a ship in chase • Hypernyms: ↑naval gun * * * noun : a gun so placed (as on a warship) as to be able to fire astern at a vessel that may be in chase * * * a cannon mounted at or near the stern of a sailing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stern chaser — stern′ chas er n. mil a gun mounted at the stern of a sailing ship, pointing aft • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • stern-chaser — /ˈstɜn tʃeɪsə/ (say stern chaysuh) noun a cannon mounted in the stern of a sailing ship …   Australian English dictionary

  • stern chaser — a cannon mounted at or near the stern of a sailing ship, facing aft. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • stern chaser — noun A gun or cannon mounted on the stern of a ship for firing at a pursuing vessel. Syn: chase gun …   Wiktionary

  • stern chaser — noun Date: 1815 a gun so placed as to be able to fire astern at a pursuing ship …   New Collegiate 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

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