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rudderpost

or rud·der post

[ruhd-er-pohst]
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noun Nautical.
  1. the vertical member of a stern frame on which the rudder is hung; a sternpost.

Origin of rudderpost

First recorded in 1685–95; rudder + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for rudderpost

rudderpost

noun nautical
  1. Also called: rudderstock (ˈrʌdəˌstɒk) a postlike member at the forward edge of a rudder
  2. the part of the stern frame of a vessel to which a rudder is fitted
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