Definitions for sternpostˈstɜrnˌpoʊst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an upright member rising from the after end of a keel; a rudderpost or propeller post.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of sternpost:
(nautical) the principal upright timber at the stern of a vessel
A timber or steel bar extending from the keel to the main deck at the stern of a vessel.
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
A sternpost is the upright structural member or post at the stern of a ship or a boat, to which are attached the transoms and the rearmost left corner part of the stern. The stern was traditionally the rear left corner of the ship-- however, in modern nautical terms the stern is considered the rear section of any ship. The sternpost may either be completely vertical or may be tilted or "raked" slightly aft. It rests on or "fays to" the ship's keel. For details see shipbuilding.
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