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stern chaser

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noun

a cannon mounted at or near the stern of a sailing ship, facing aft.

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Origin of stern chaser

First recorded in 1805–15
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stern-chaser

noun

a gun mounted at the stern of a vessel for firing aft at a pursuing vessel
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