stem to stern

stem to stern
(from) stem to stern completely.

We overhauled the car from stem to stern.

Related vocabulary: from top to bottom Etymology: based on the literal meaning of from the stem to the stern (= from the front end to the back end of a ship)

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  • stem to stern — See from stem to stern …   English idioms

  • From stem to stern — Stem Stem (st[e^]m), n. [AS. stemn, stefn, st[ae]fn; akin to OS. stamn the stem of a ship, D. stam stem, steven stem of a ship, G. stamm stem, steven stem of a ship, Icel. stafn, stamn, stem of a ship, stofn, stomn, stem, Sw. stam a tree trunk,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from stem to stern — phrasal : throughout, thoroughly * * * from stem to stern 1. From one end of a vessel to the other 2. Throughout • • • Main Entry: ↑stem * * * from stem to stern phrase from one end to the …   Useful english dictionary

  • from stem to stern — (from) stem to stern completely. We overhauled the car from stem to stern. Related vocabulary: from top to bottom Etymology: based on the literal meaning of from the stem to the stern (= from the front end to the back end of a ship) …   New idioms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — ► from stem to stern from one end to the other, especially of a ship. Main Entry: ↑stem …   English terms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — from top to bottom, from head to tail    The 64 250 GTO was Enzo s masterpiece: Ferrari from stem to stern! …   English idioms

  • from stem to stern — American from one end of something to the other. We overhauled the car from stem to stern …   New idioms dictionary

  • stem — Ⅰ. stem [1] ► NOUN 1) the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub. 2) the stalk supporting a fruit, flower, or leaf. 3) a long, thin supportive or main section of something, such as that of a wine glass or tobacco pipe. 4) a rod or cylinder in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Stem — (st[e^]m), n. [AS. stemn, stefn, st[ae]fn; akin to OS. stamn the stem of a ship, D. stam stem, steven stem of a ship, G. stamm stem, steven stem of a ship, Icel. stafn, stamn, stem of a ship, stofn, stomn, stem, Sw. stam a tree trunk, Dan. stamme …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stem leaf — Stem Stem (st[e^]m), n. [AS. stemn, stefn, st[ae]fn; akin to OS. stamn the stem of a ship, D. stam stem, steven stem of a ship, G. stamm stem, steven stem of a ship, Icel. stafn, stamn, stem of a ship, stofn, stomn, stem, Sw. stam a tree trunk,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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