Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See rudderstock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The shank of a rudder, having the blade at one end and the attachments for operating it at the other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The shank of a rudder, having the blade at one end and the attachments for operating it at the other.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, in a screw ship, an after stern-post, on which the rudder is hung, abaft of the propeller.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot

Etymologies

rudder +‎ post (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If the rudder is suspended through the hull, it is done so on a post called the rudderpost.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • The rudderpost is an integral part of the rudder and must pass through the hull and into the cockpit.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • A two-masted sailing vessel with a small after mast stepped forward of the rudderpost.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • The tiller attaches to the top of the rudderpost or to the top of the rudder if it is mounted on the transom.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • A steering wheel attaches to the rudderpost under the cockpit by one of many mechanical means; however, the top of the post is still exposed in the cockpit as an attachment point for the emergency tiller, if the steering wheel should fail.

    Sailing Fundamentals

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