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samson post

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noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Nautical.
  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.

Origin of samson post

First recorded in 1570–80; perhaps named in allusion to the pillars that Samson dislodged
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