stern sheets

plural noun

: the space in the stern of an open boat not occupied by the thwarts

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stern sheets was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Stern sheets.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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