Rudderhead
Rudderhead Rud"der*head`, n. (Naut.) The upper end of the rudderpost, to which the tiller is attached. [1913 Webster]

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  • rudderhead — /rud euhr hed /, n. Naut. the upper end of a rudderpost, to which a tiller, quadrant, or yoke is attached. [1795 1805; RUDDER + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • rudderhead — /ˈrʌdəhɛd/ (say ruduhhed) noun the upper end of the rudderpost which is connected to the quadrant or tiller and controlled by the wheel. {rudder + head} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rudderhead — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: rudder (I) + head : the upper end of a rudderstock to which the tiller is attached * * * /rud euhr hed /, n. Naut. the upper end of a rudderpost, to which a tiller, quadrant, or yoke is attached. [1795 1805; RUDDER… …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Western World (1856) — was a ship acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries. Western World a screw steamer built in 1856 at… …   Wikipedia

  • rudder chain — noun : one of a pair of loose chains or ropes that lead from a rudder to the quarters for operating it in case the tiller or rudderhead is broken …   Useful english dictionary

  • rudder crosshead — noun : an athwartship metal bar or casting which is secured to a rudderhead in lieu of a tiller and to which the connecting rods of the steering gear are secured …   Useful english dictionary

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