Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The space in a boat abaft the thwarts on which the rowers sit.

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Examples

  • But what startled Sheldon was the sight of a woman in the stern-sheets, between the stroke-oar and the steersman.

    Chapter 4

  • Denby, carrying the lanterns, dropped into the stern-sheets.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • The murderer did not bother with the oars, contenting himself with sitting in the stern-sheets and rolling a cigarette.

    The Passing of Marcus O'Brien

  • He washed his face and hands, sat down in the stern-sheets, and did some more thinking.

    The Passing of Marcus O'Brien

  • From under the stern-sheets he drew out a cloth-bound book.

    CHAPTER XVI

  • The boat's-crew scattered up and down the beach, ranging about with eager curiosity, while the two men who had sat in the stern-sheets opened the gate and came up the path to the bungalow.

    Chapter 14

  • Tarwater, stoking the fire, would sometimes ask Liverpool, beating now one released hand and now the other as he fought for circulation where he steered in the freezing stern-sheets.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • I had succumbed and slept where I sat in the stern-sheets.

    Chapter 28

  • Mr. Pike nodded consent, so I went along, sitting near him in the stern-sheets where he steered, while half a dozen hands rowed us toward the suicide, who stood so weirdly upon the surface of the sea.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • The regular boat's-crew manned her, and Matauare and three other Tahitians, belted with cartridges and armed with rifles, sat in the stern-sheets where Sheldon stood at the steering-oar.

    Chapter 10

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