stern chaser


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

stern chaser

n.
A gun or cannon mounted on the stern of a ship for firing at a pursuing vessel.

stern′ chas`er


n.
a gun mounted at the stern of a sailing ship, pointing aft.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stern chaser - a naval gun able to fire astern at a ship in chase
naval gun - naval weaponry consisting of a large gun carried on a warship