Definition of sternsheets in English:


Line breaks: stern|sheets
Pronunciation: /ˈstəːnʃiːts


  • The flooring planks in a boat’s after section, or the seating in this section of an open boat.
    More example sentences
    • The officer in the sternsheets shouts up to the quarterdeck the news that Arnold is expecting.
    • Note the notches in the sternhook to receive the inwales, and that the sternsheets are notched over the ribs.
    • Captain Ahab, with his leg miraculously intact for this voyage, was standing imperiously by the sternsheets barking out orders to his crew.

More definitions of sternsheets

Definition of sternsheets in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space