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stern chaser

noun
1.
a cannon mounted at or near the stern of a sailing ship, facing aft.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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stern-chaser

noun
1.
a gun mounted at the stern of a vessel for firing aft at a pursuing vessel
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