rudder stock

rudderstock

[ruhd-er-stok]
noun Nautical.
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:
1860–65; rudder + stock

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rudderstock

noun
a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot [syn: rudderpost
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