rudderpost

noun
rud·​der·​post | \ ˈrə-dər-ˌpōst How to pronounce rudderpost (audio) \

Definition of rudderpost

1 : the shaft of a rudder
2 : an additional sternpost in a ship with a single screw propeller to which the rudder is attached

First Known Use of rudderpost

1691, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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