Stern sheets
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|sheets — «STURN SHEETS», noun (plural). the space at the stern of an open boat …   Useful english dictionary

  • stern sheets — n. the space at the stern of an open boat …   English World dictionary

  • stern sheets — stern′ sheets n. pl. naut. navig. the after part of an open boat • Etymology: 1475–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • stern sheets — /ˈstɜn ʃits/ (say stern sheets) plural noun the after part of an open boat, occupied by the person in command and by passengers …   Australian English dictionary

  • stern sheets — noun plural Date: 15th century the space in the stern of an open boat not occupied by the thwarts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stern sheets — noun plural : the space in the stern of an open boat not occupied by the thwarts * * * Naut. the after part of an open boat, occupied by the person in command or by passengers. [1475 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • stern sheets — Naut. the after part of an open boat, occupied by the person in command or by passengers. [1475 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 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.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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