American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See rudderstock.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, in a screw ship, an after stern-post, on which the rudder is hung, abaft of the propeller.
- n. nautical The shank of a rudder, having the blade at one end and the attachments for operating it at the other.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) The shank of a rudder, having the blade at one end and the attachments for operating it at the other.
- n. a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot
- rudder + post (Wiktionary)
“If the rudder is suspended through the hull, it is done so on a post called the rudderpost.”
“The rudderpost is an integral part of the rudder and must pass through the hull and into the cockpit.”
“A two-masted sailing vessel with a small after mast stepped forward of the rudderpost.”
“The tiller attaches to the top of the rudderpost or to the top of the rudder if it is mounted on the transom.”
“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.”
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