stern chaser


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

Origin of stern chaser

First recorded in 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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