Definition of samson post
1a : a post resting on the keelson and supporting a deck beam of a ship b : a post for use in securing a cable (as the anchor cable) c : king post 2
2 : an upright post that supports the walking beam in an oil derrick
3 : a heavy timber with a chain and hook used for moving logs
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Origin and Etymology of samson post
after Samson, judge of Israel; probably from his pulling down the pillars of the palace of the Philistines, Judges 16:25–30
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