Sternpost
Sternpost Stern"post`, n. (Naut.) A straight piece of timber, or an iron bar or beam, erected on the extremity of the keel to support the rudder, and receive the ends of the planks or plates of the vessel. [1913 Webster]

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  • sternpost — [stʉrn′pōst΄] n. the main, upright piece at the stern of a vessel, usually supporting the rudder …   English World dictionary

  • Sternpost — A sternpost is the upright structural member or post at the stern of a (generally wooden) ship or a boat, to which is attached the transoms and the rearmost part of the keel. For details see shipbuilding …   Wikipedia

  • sternpost — noun Date: 15th century the principal member at the stern of a ship extending from keel to deck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sternpost — /sterrn pohst /, n. Naut. an upright member rising from the after end of a keel; a rudderpost or propeller post. Also called body post. [1570 80; STERN2 + POST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sternpost — noun A timber or steel bar extending from the keel to the main deck at the stern of a vessel …   Wiktionary

  • sternpost — main member at stern of a ship extending from keel to deck Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sternpost — noun the central upright support at the stern of a boat, traditionally bearing the rudder …   English new terms dictionary

  • sternpost — stern•post [[t]ˈstɜrnˌpoʊst[/t]] n. naut. navig. an upright member rising from the after end of a keel; a rudderpost or propeller post • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sternpost — /ˈstɜnpoʊst/ (say sternpohst) noun the principal piece of timber or iron in the stern of a vessel, having its lower end fastened to the keel, and usually serving as a support for the rudder. {stern2 + post1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sternpost — The vertical part of the stern frame to which the rudder is attached …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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