Definitions

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  • noun nautical The stern area of an open boat; the planking that forms the floor or seating in that area

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Examples

  • In the sternsheets were the mate, Walter Drake, the surgeon, Arnold

    Chapter 19

  • In the sternsheets were the mate, Walter Drake, the surgeon, Arnold

    Chapter 19

  • In the sternsheets were the mate, Walter Drake, the surgeon,

    Chapter 19

  • In the sternsheets were the mate, Walter Drake, the surgeon, Arnold

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)

  • Painters were cast off, and in the sternsheets of each boat solitary white men were standing up, heads bared in graciousness of conduct to the furnace-stab of the tropic sun, as they waved additional and final farewells.

    CHAPTER XXIV

  • It would be more comfortable in the sternsheets than in the narrow bow.

    Chapter 19

  • The man's head nodded and his mouth opened, but before he could speak he was suppressed by a savage "Shut up!" from Watson, who was already in the sternsheets.

    A LITTLE ACCOUNTWITH SWITHIN HALL

  • Michael up, tucked him under an arm, and with him dropped into the, sternsheets of his whaleboat.

    CHAPTER XXIV

  • So it was that Brown, thrilling with all the romance and adventure he had read and guessed and never lived, took his place in the sternsheets of a whaleboat, loaded with rifles and cartridges, rowed by four Raiatea sailors, steered by a golden-brown, sea-swimming faun, and directed through the warm tropic darkness toward the half-mythical love island of

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • That the men might have room at the oars, I worked my way quickly aft into the sternsheets.

    Chapter 19

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