Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits.
(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). --
(Naut.) (a) See under Chase,
n. (b) A stern chaser. --
(Naut.), a cannon placed in a ship's stern, pointing backward, and intended to annoy a ship that is in pursuit. --
(Naut.), a rope used to confine the stern of a ship or other vessel, as to a wharf or buoy. --
(Naut.), the framework of timber forms the stern of a ship. --
Stern knee. See Sternson. --
(Naut.), a port, or opening, in the stern of a ship. --
(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.
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