Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A port or opening in the stern of a ship.

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Examples

  • The man in front of me, holding his spear above his head with one hand, made a prodigious leap from the boat, caught the planking with his fingers, got toe-hold on a stern-port, and went up over the rail like a wild beast.

    The Mutineers

  • One night I crawled aft an 'looked in the stern-port.

    The Black Buccaneer

  • I heard his voice through the ship's side urging his boatmen to give way, and looking out of the stern-port I saw the boat rounding under the counter.

    Lord Jim

  • The only answer was a shot from the stern-port of the Frenchman, and the fight was opened.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)

  • I heard his voice through the ship's side urging his boatmen to give way, and looking out of the stern-port I saw the boat rounding under the counter.

    Lord Jim

  • I was standing aft, close to the taffrail, on the port side, at the moment, and one of the shot came crashing in at the stern-port nearest me, striking the stanchion heavily, and making the splinters fly in all directions, one of them striking me on the left temple, ripping up the skin and baring my poor unfortunate skull for a length of some four inches.

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

  • Thinking thus, he drew his head inside the stern-port, and made his way back into the main cabin, where he found the two mates, with their arms crossed upon their chests, and their heads bowed upon their breasts, asleep.

    The Voyage of the Aurora

  • Kicking off his boots and stockings, the skipper thereupon, without further ado, mounted the lockers, and passing his body cautiously out of the weathermost stern-port, held on by the edge of the port with one hand, whilst he reached out and felt for the brace-iron with the other.

    The Voyage of the Aurora

  • Joyce and I got out through the stern-port, and we made for shore again as fast as oars could take us.

    Treasure Island

  • Hunter brought the boat round under the stern-port, and Joyce and I set to work loading her with powder tins, muskets, bags of biscuits, kegs of pork, a cask of cognac, and my invaluable medicine chest.

    Treasure Island

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