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.

Nearby words

  1. sampson,
  2. sampson, william thomas,
  3. samsara,
  4. samshu,
  5. samson,
  6. samsonian,
  7. samsun,
  8. samuel,
  9. samuelson,
  10. samuelson, paul a.

Origin of samson post

First recorded in 1570–80; perhaps named in allusion to the pillars that Samson dislodged Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019