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[ruhd-er-pohst] /ˈrʌd ərˌpoʊst/
noun, Nautical
the vertical member of a stern frame on which the rudder is hung; a sternpost.
Origin of rudderpost
1685-95; rudder + post1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then he gripped the rudder post and twisted it with all his strength, contriving to head the launch for the centre of the stream.

    With Wolseley to Kumasi F.S. Brereton
  • Then it "bit," as it were, into the rudder post, and she just felt it—but only just—the ronyon!

    Hills and the Sea H. Belloc
  • A cleat nailed to the pillar at each side of the rudder post served to greatly strengthen the joint.

    The Scientific American Boy A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
  • All seagoing yachts should have the rudder post boxed up and carried well above the water line.

    On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
  • While there, a rather pretty girl is looking intently at some object in the blue water, beside the rudder post.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  • The wheel was of iron and operated a patent screw-gear which turned the rudder post.

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
  • This is the steel framework upon which the rudder post is mounted, and naturally a fracture puts the rudder out of commission.

  • There the leading boat dropped in beneath her counter, and the bowman made the painter fast to her rudder post.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • The runner block was fastened securely to the head of the rudder post with screws.

    The Scientific American Boy A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
  • A 1-1/2-inch hole was now drilled into the backbone at the stern end to receive the rudder post.

    The Scientific American Boy A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
British Dictionary definitions for rudder post


noun (nautical)
Also called rudderstock (ˈrʌdəˌstɒk). a postlike member at the forward edge of a rudder
the part of the stern frame of a vessel to which a rudder is fitted
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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