an upright member rising from the after end of a keel; a rudderpost or propeller post.
- Also called body post.
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How to use sternpost in a sentence
In another house was the sternpost of a vessel, probably part of a wreck driven across from the coast of Africa.Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
And as he went, one of that ghostly crew went also, and stood as he stood, with outstretched arm set on the dim sternpost.A Sea Queen's Sailing | Charles Whistler
It hit her sternpost, smashed her rudder and propellers, and tore a great hole in her run.The World Peril of 1910 | George Griffith
A tree may be found, which, when hewed, will form the sternpost and keel in one length.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory | Lucien Turner
Singularly enough a part of it was used for the sternpost of the frigate Essex.Historic Homes | Mary H. Northend
British Dictionary definitions for sternpost
nautical the main upright timber or structure at the stern of a vessel
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