stern·​post ˈstərn-ˌpōst How to pronounce sternpost (audio)
: the principal member at the stern of a ship extending from keel to deck

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sternpost was in the 15th century

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“Sternpost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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