rudderstock

or rud·der stock

[ ruhd-er-stok ]
/ ˈrʌd ərˌstɒk /

noun Nautical.

the vertical member at the forward edge of a rudder, hinged at the sternpost and attached to the helm or steering gear.

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Origin of rudderstock

First recorded in 1860–65; rudder + stock

Words nearby rudderstock

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