[sturn-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]
- farthest aft.
- nearest the stern.
Origin of sternmost
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Examples from the Web for sternmost
Early on the morning of the 24th he again came within hail of the sternmost of the French ships.
The British seamen cheered and, opening fire from their big guns, were soon up to the sternmost junks.
The viceroy pursued, and towards evening came up with the sternmost, having left his own fleet far behind.
On the 24th, about two in the morning, they came up within call of the sternmost, there being then very little wind.
The Centurion came up with the sternmost ship of the enemy about four in the afternoon.
- farthest to the stern; aftmost
- nearest the stern
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