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sternage (plural not attested)

  1. (obsolete) The stern of a vessel.
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V Act III Prologue, lines 18-19
      Grapple your minds to sternage of this navy,
      And leave your England as dead midnight still.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sternage in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)