Definition of from stem to stern in English:

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from stem to stern

From the front to the back, especially of a ship: surges of water rocked their boats from stem to stern
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  • Then a massive explosion rips through the shuttle bay, rocking the ship from stem to stern.
  • Both handmaids bounced about the ship from stem to stern and port to starboard, finding myriad wonders in the azure blue sea: porpoises, jellyfish, the wave of the sea cut by the prow or the foam of the ship's wake.
  • At that moment a heavy wave struck the ship, smashing plates in the mess and shaking the ship from stem to stern, causing much hilarity in the mess; but up on deck poor Winton had vanished.
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