From stem to stern

What does "From stem to stern" mean?

Today it means: The whole vessel.

The term from stem to stern quite literally means the whole boat the stem being the furthest point forward and the stern furthest aft. Today you might say "I cleaned from stem to stern" meaning that you cleaned the whole house or whatever it was.

See also: Stem   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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