noun Date: 1691 1. the shaft of a rudder 2. an additional sternpost in a ship with a single screw propeller to which the rudder is attached

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rudderpost — [rud′ərpōst΄] n. 1. the sternpost, or in some ships an added vertical member, to which the rudder is fastened 2. RUDDERSTOCK …   English World dictionary

  • rudderpost — /rud euhr pohst /, n. Naut. the vertical member of a stern frame on which the rudder is hung; a sternpost. Also, rudder post. [1685 95; RUDDER + POST1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • rudderpost — noun a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot • Syn: ↑rudderstock • Hypernyms: ↑post • Part Holonyms: ↑rudder * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sailing — is the art of controlling a sailing vessel. By changing the rigging, rudder and dagger or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat. Mastery of the skill requires… …   Wikipedia

  • Rudderhead — Rud der*head , n. (Naut.) The upper end of the rudderpost, to which the tiller is attached. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rudderhole — Rud der*hole, n. (Naut.) The hole in the deck through which the rudderpost passes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skeg — also skag noun Etymology: Middle English skegge, from Old Norse skegg cutwater, literally, beard more at shag Date: 13th century 1. the stern of the keel of a ship near the sternpost; especially the part connecting the keel with the bottom of the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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