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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stern, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits.
 Stern board Naut., a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See Board, n., 8 (b).
 Stern chase. Naut. (a) See under Chase, n. (b) A stern chaser.
 Stern chaser Naut., a cannon placed in a ship's stern, pointing backward, and intended to annoy a ship that is in pursuit.
 Stern fast Naut., a rope used to confine the stern of a ship or other vessel, as to a wharf or buoy.
 Stern frame Naut., the framework of timber forms the stern of a ship.
 Stern knee. See Sternson.
 Stern port Naut., a port, or opening, in the stern of a ship.
 Stern sheets Naut., that part of an open boat which is between the stern and the aftmost seat of the rowers, -- usually furnished with seats for passengers.
 Stern wheel, a paddle wheel attached to the stern of the steamboat which it propels.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chase, n.
 1. Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing, as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a hunt. “This mad chase of fame.”
    You see this chase is hotly followed.   --Shak.
 2. That which is pursued or hunted.
 Nay, Warwick, seek thee out some other chase,
 For I myself must hunt this deer to death.   --Shak.
 3. An open hunting ground to which game resorts, and which is private property, thus differing from a forest, which is not private property, and from a park, which is inclosed. Sometimes written chace. [Eng.]
 4. Court Tennis A division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive his ball in order to gain a point.
 Chase gun Naut., a cannon placed at the bow or stern of an armed vessel, and used when pursuing an enemy, or in defending the vessel when pursued.
 Chase port Naut., a porthole from which a chase gun is fired.
 Stern chase Naut., a chase in which the pursuing vessel follows directly in the wake of the vessel pursued.
 cut to the chase Film, a term used in action movies meaning, to shift the scene to the most exciting part, where someone is being chased.  It is used metaphorically to mean “get to the main point”.