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Stern vs. Transom

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Stern

The stern is the back or aft-most part of a ship or boat, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter rail to the taffrail. The stern lies opposite the bow, the foremost part of a ship.
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Transom

A horizontal crosspiece over a door or between a door and a window above it.
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Stern

Hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character
A stern disciplinarian.
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Transom

A small hinged window above a door or another window.
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Stern

Showing or expressing displeasure or disapproval; forbidding or harsh
A stern face.
A stern voice.
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Transom

A horizontal dividing bar of wood or stone in a window.
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Stern

Firm or unyielding; uncompromising
Stern resistance.
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Transom

A lintel.
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Stern

Difficult to endure; oppressive
Stern necessity.
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Transom

The stern of a square-sterned boat or ship.
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Stern

(Nautical) The rear part of a ship or boat.
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Transom

Any of several transverse beams affixed to the sternpost of a wooden ship and forming part of the stern.
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Stern

A rear part or section.
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Transom

The aftermost transverse structural member in a steel ship, including the floor, frame, and beam assembly at the sternpost.
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Stern

Having a hardness and severity of nature or manner.
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Transom

The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.
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Stern

Grim and forbidding in appearance.
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Transom

(architectural element) A crosspiece over a door; a lintel.
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Stern

(nautical) The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel.
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Transom

(architectural element) A horizontal dividing bar in a window.
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Stern

(figurative) The post of management or direction.
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Transom

A transom window.
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Stern

The hinder part of anything.
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Transom

(nautical) Any of several transverse structural members in a ship, especially at the stern; a thwart.
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Stern

The tail of an animal; now used only of the tail of a dog.
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Transom

(nautical) The flat or nearly flat stern of a boat or ship.a ship's transom (flat stern)
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Stern

A bird, the black tern.
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Transom

The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.
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Stern

To steer, to direct the course of (a ship).
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Transom

Items that have arrived over the transom.
We are overwhelmed with transom resumes.
They only met the deadline by working most of the night and making a transom filing.
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Stern

To propel or move backward or stern-first in the water.
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Transom

A horizontal crossbar in a window, over a door, or between a door and a window above it. Transom is the horizontal, as mullion is the vertical, bar across an opening. See Illust. of Mullion.
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Stern

The black tern.
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Transom

One of the principal transverse timbers of the stern, bolted to the sternpost and giving shape to the stern structure; - called also transsummer.
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Stern

The helm or tiller of a vessel or boat; also, the rudder.
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Transom

The piece of wood or iron connecting the cheeks of some gun carriages.
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Stern

The after or rear end of a ship or other vessel, or of a boat; the part opposite to the stem, or prow.
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Transom

The vane of a cross-staff.
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Stern

Fig.: The post of management or direction.
And sit chiefest stern of public weal.
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Transom

One of the crossbeams connecting the side frames of a truck with each other.
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Stern

The hinder part of anything.
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Transom

A window above a door and hinged to a transom
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Stern

The tail of an animal; - now used only of the tail of a dog.
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Transom

A horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
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Stern

Having a certain hardness or severity of nature, manner, or aspect; hard; severe; rigid; rigorous; austere; fixed; unchanging; unrelenting; hence, serious; resolute; harsh; as, a sternresolve; a stern necessity; a stern heart; a stern gaze; a stern decree.
The sterne wind so loud gan to rout.
I would outstare the sternest eyes that look.
When that the poor have cried, Cæsar hath wept;Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
Stern as tutors, and as uncles hard.
These barren rocks, your stern inheritance.
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Stern

Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits.
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Stern

The rear part of a ship
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Stern

United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
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Stern

The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;
He deserves a good kick in the butt
Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
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Stern

Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect;
An austere expression
A stern face
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Stern

Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty;
Grim determination
Grim necessity
Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
Relentless persecution
The stern demands of parenthood
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Stern

Severe and unremitting in making demands;
An exacting instructor
A stern disciplinarian
Strict standards
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