stern chaser


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stern chaser

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


n.
a gun mounted at the stern of a sailing ship, pointing aft.
[1805–15]
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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
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