from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The vertical shaft of a rudder that allows it to pivot when the tiller or steering gear is operated. Also called rudderpost.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The main part or blade of the rudder, which is connected by hinges, or similarly, with the sternpost of a vessel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The main part or blade of the rudder, which is connected by hinges, or the like, with the sternpost of a vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The main piece or broadest part of the rudder, attached to the stern-post by the pintles and gudgeons.
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
rudder + stock (Wiktionary)