Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Starred; starry.
  • Having a stern (of a specified character).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a stern of a particular shape; -- used in composition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a stern of a particular shape or kind.

Etymologies

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stern +‎ -ed

Examples

  • Miramichi — green high-sterned Dutch galliots — American ships with long black hulls and tall raking masts — and those far-famed “Black Ball” clippers, the _Marco Polo_ and the _Champion of the Seas_, — in short, the ships of all nations, with their marked and distinguishing peculiarities.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Now and then a high-sterned junk drifted by like a phantom galley, then we slackened speed to avoid exterminating a fleet of triangular-looking fishing-boats with white square sails, and so on through the grayness and dumbness hour after hour.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The little Hoppers were borne down in the surge; the sacred banner emblazoned with the gigantic oyster of Communipaw was trampled in the dirt; on blundered and thundered the heavy-sterned fugitives, the Swedes pressing on their rear and applying their feet

    Washington Irving

  • Soothed again, but only soothed to deeper gloom, Ahab, who had sterned off from the whale, sat intently watching his final wanings from the now tranquil boat.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The traders were transom-sterned for the most part, with aftercastles that sometimes reached almost to the mainmasts.

    Ship Of Magic

  • They were sailing-barges, something like those that ply in the Thames, bluff-bowed, high-sterned craft of about fifty tons, ketch-rigged, and fitted with lee-boards, very light spars, and a long tip-tilted bowsprit.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • The Sloop is about 45 Tons, Square sterned, with a Round House, with a

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916

  • Behind the drive floated the square bowed and square sterned chuck-boat, which carried cook and provisions for the men.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp or, the Old Lumberman's Secret

  • It was in the year 1607 that the quaint, high-sterned caravels, representing the forlorn hope of England, crossed the ocean to found a colony on Roanoke Island.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • Communipaw was trampled in the dirt; on blundered and thundered the heavy-sterned fugitives, the Swedes pressing on their rear and applying their feet _a parte poste_ of the Van Arsdales and the Van Bummels with

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

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