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sternpost

[ sturn-pohst ]
/ ˈstɜrnˌpoʊst /
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noun Nautical.
an upright member rising from the after end of a keel; a rudderpost or propeller post.
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Also called body post.

Origin of sternpost

First recorded in 1570–80; stern2 + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for sternpost

sternpost
/ (ˈstɜːnˌpəʊst) /

noun
nautical the main upright timber or structure at the stern of a vessel
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