stern chaser

noun

Definition of stern chaser

: a gun so placed as to be able to fire astern at a pursuing ship

First Known Use of stern chaser

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stern chaser was in 1815

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“Stern chaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stern%20chaser. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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