stern sheets

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plural noun Nautical.

the after part of an open boat, occupied by the person in command or by passengers.

Nearby words

  1. sterlitamak,
  2. stern,
  3. stern chaser,
  4. stern drive,
  5. stern gang,
  6. stern, isaac,
  7. stern, otto,
  8. stern-,
  9. stern-chaser,
  10. stern-drive

Origin of stern sheets

First recorded in 1475–85

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stern sheets

pl n

nautical the part of an open boat near the stern
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