noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Nautical.
a strong bitt or post at the bow or stern of a vessel.
a king post for supporting cargo-handling booms on the deck of a ship.
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Origin of samson post
First recorded in 1570–80; perhaps named in allusion to the pillars that Samson dislodged
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