from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical The principal upright post at the stern of a vessel, usually serving to support the rudder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A timber or steel bar extending from the keel to the main deck at the stern of a vessel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A straight piece of timber, or an iron bar or beam, erected on the extremity of the keel to support the rudder, and receive the ends of the planks or plates of the vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principal piece of timber or iron in a vessel's stern-frame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (nautical) the principal upright timber at the stern of a vessel
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