- an upright member rising from the after end of a keel; a rudderpost or propeller post.
Origin of sternpost
Also called body post.
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Examples from the Web for sternpost
Singularly enough a part of it was used for the sternpost of the frigate Essex.Historic Homes
Mary H. Northend
A few yards away from the sternpost was the jolly-boat with the crew.Caybigan
A third buried itself in the sternpost, but fortunately did not explode.The Greater Republic
That the sternpost should show, say, a quarter of an inch above the water-line aft, and the rudder be hung thereon.
After 1854 it was taken on deck from stem-head to sternpost, and certain deductions made for rake.
- nautical the main upright timber or structure at the stern of a vessel