Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Bow Chaser: A cannon located near the bow of a vessel for the purpose of raking an enemy ship or hapless victim while she's being pursued (chased).
Raking: Firing cannon along the entire deck length of an enemy vessel. By maneuvering at a right angle across an opponents' bow or stern, a full broadside could be fired along the length of an enemy vessel's deck, causing much havoc. The opponent would only be able to bring a few bow or stern chasers to bear.
Stern Chaser: A cannon located in the stern for the purpose of raking a pursuing enemy ship and hopefully slowing her down by damaging her rigging.
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