samson post


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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