- variant of stearo- before a vowel: stearate.
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Examples from the Web for stear
"Our boat's rudder is gone, but we can stear with an oar," he said, in a weak-quavering voice—the thin high-pitched treble of age."And they thought we wouldn't fight"
Great caution and much attention is required to Stear Clear of all those dificuelties in this low State of the water.The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark