samson post

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

Words Nearby samson post Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024