Samson post
Samson Sam"son, n. An Israelite of Bible record (see --Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength. [1913 Webster]

{Samson post}. (a) (Naut.) A strong post resting on the keelson, and supporting a beam of the deck; also, a temporary or movable pillar carrying a leading block or pulley for various purposes. --Brande & C. (b) In deep-well boring, the post which supports the walking beam of the apparatus. [1913 Webster]


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  • samson post — noun Usage: often capitalized S Etymology: after Samson, judge of Israel; probably from his pulling down the pillars of the palace of the Philistines, Judg 16:25 30 1. a. : a post resting on the keelson and supporting a deck beam of a ship b. : a …   Useful english dictionary

  • samson post — (sometimes cap.) Naut. 1. a strong bitt or post at the bow or stern of a vessel. 2. a king post for supporting cargo handling booms on the deck of a ship. [1570 80; perh. named in allusion to the pillars that Samson dislodged] * * * …   Universalium

  • Samson post — noun a strong pillar fixed to a ship s deck to act as a support for a tackle or other equipment. Origin C16 (denoting a mousetrap): prob. with biblical allusion to Samson, an Israelite leader famous for his strength …   English new terms dictionary

  • samson post — /ˈsæmsən poʊst/ (say samsuhn pohst) noun a short, strong mast fitted with a derrick for the handling of cargoes. Also, kingpost …   Australian English dictionary

  • Samson — Sam son, n. An Israelite of Bible record (see Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength. [1913 Webster] {Samson post}. (a) (Naut.) A strong post resting on the keelson, and supporting a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • post — Synonyms and related words: Hermes, Iris, Mercury, PP, Paul Revere, Pheidippides, RD, RFD, Samson post, accredit, acquaint, acropolis, advertise, advise, affiliate, affix, air express, airfreight, airmail, angle, announce, appoint, appointment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Samson Raphaël Hirsch — Samson Raphael Hirsch Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hirsch. Le rabbin S.R. Hirsch Le rabbin Samson Raphae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SAMSON — (Heb. שִׁמְשׁוֹן; from shemesh, sun ), son of Manoah, a Danite living in Zorah, a judge in Israel. Samson s heroic exploits are recounted in Judges 13–16. His father was married to a woman who long remained childless. An angel of the Lord… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Samson's post — noun 1. A strong post on a ship 2. A kind of mousetrap • • • Main Entry: ↑Samson …   Useful english dictionary

  • Samson Raphael Hirsch — Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (June 20, 1808 – December 31, 1888) was the intellectual founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz school of contemporary Orthodox Judaism. Occasionally termed neo Orthodoxy , his philosophy, together with that of Ezriel… …   Wikipedia

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