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rudderstock

[ruhd-er-stok] /ˈrʌd ərˌstɒk/
noun, Nautical
1.
the vertical member at the forward edge of a rudder, hinged at the sternpost and attached to the helm or steering gear.
Also, rudder stock.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; rudder + stock
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