Definition of stem:

part of speech: verb

To put a stop to; to resist; to make progress against, as a current.

part of speech: noun

The strong curved timber to which the two sides of a ship are united in front, the whole having a wedge- like appearance; the prow; from stem to stern, from the front to the back of a ship.

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