plural noun Nautical.
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Origin of stern sheets
Words nearby stern sheets
Example sentences from the Web for stern sheets
The third person in the stern-sheets of the barge was Mr. Augustus Pelham.Up The Baltic|Oliver Optic
Staunton, still guiding the canoe, raised Juanetta, and placed her back in the stern-sheets—she scarcely breathed.The Cruise of the Frolic|W.H.G. Kingston
The Chief Mate clawed himself up to a kneeling position, and taking a sodden cap from the stern-sheets set feebly to work.H.M.S. ----|Klaxon
As the captain passed me to get into it he said, “Jump into the stern-sheets, Ralph; I may want you.”The Coral Island|R.M. Ballantyne
As soon as the headway was nearly killed, the quarter-boat went into the water, with an officer in uniform in the stern-sheets.Across India|Oliver Optic