rud·​der·​post ˈrə-dər-ˌpōst How to pronounce rudderpost (audio)
: the shaft of a rudder
: an additional sternpost in a ship with a single screw propeller to which the rudder is attached

Word History

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rudderpost was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Rudderpost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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