Likewise, her stern-post being rotten, she lost a pintle, and the helm began to look fifty ways for Sunday.
It took but a minute to adjust the pintle, and Wilbur regained the deck again, dripping and a little pale.
Before I could thank my stars, the pintle, or hook on which the rudder hangs, broke off.
pintle, pin′tl, n. a little pin: a long iron bolt: the bolt or pin on which the rudder of a ship turns.
The Rescue has had another trial: her stern-post is carried away, her pintle and gudgeon wrenched off.
At the top of the pintle, a cast-iron plate should support the base of the column above.
On the trail transom, pintle plates rimmed the hole that went over the pintle on the limber.
The pintle (Fig. 163) should be fitted before the painting is started.
A speek was a large nail; a pintle, then as now, a rudder-pin.
The "acorn" is the head of the "pintle" or pin that passes thru the knuckle.