a cannon mounted at or near the stern of a sailing ship, facing aft.
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How to use stern chaser in a sentence
"I see you were just getting out a stern chaser," and he pointed to the gun.With Wolfe in Canada | G. A. Henty
The stern-chaser belched forth, and the shot tore across the water, but missed the Caroline.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee" | John De Morgan
She was a little larger than the James in length and beam, but had carried no armament other than the now damaged stern-chaser.The Black Buccaneer | Stephen W. Meader
The vessel had swung round a little, so that her stern-chaser, a culverin twelve feet long, pointed full at the fort.With Drake on the Spanish Main | Herbert Strang
They feared he had made up his mind to run, and this gun was to be used as a stern-chaser.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2 | J. T. Headley.
British Dictionary definitions for stern-chaser
a gun mounted at the stern of a vessel for firing aft at a pursuing vessel
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