a cannon mounted at or near the stern of a sailing ship, facing aft.
a gun mounted at the stern of a vessel for firing aft at a pursuing vessel
stereoarthrolysis ster·e·o·ar·throl·y·sis (stěr’ē-ō-är-thrŏl’ĭ-sĭs, stēr’-) n. The surgical formation of a new movable joint in cases of bony ankylosis.
noun 1. Laurence, 1713–68, English clergyman and novelist. noun 1. Laurence. 1713–68, English novelist, born in Ireland, author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759–67) and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy (1768)
sternebra ster·ne·bra (stûr’nə-brə) n. pl. ster·ne·brae (-brē) One of the four segments of the primordial sternum of the embryo, the fusion of which forms the body of the adult sternum.
adjective, sterner, sternest. 1. firm, strict, or uncompromising: stern discipline. 2. hard, harsh, or severe: a stern reprimand. 3. rigorous or austere; of an unpleasantly serious character: stern times. 4. grim or forbidding in aspect: a stern face. adjective 1. showing uncompromising or inflexible resolve; firm, strict, or authoritarian 2. lacking leniency or clemency; harsh […]