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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (nautical) the principal upright timber at the rear of a vessel.

Usage examples (30)
  • Re'turned to the helm, he jabbed the rigging knife into Callinde's sternpost.
  • The sternpost is bent, and some 20 feet of her keel partially gone; propeller and shaft uninjured.
  • When the crewmen ended their forward pull, the sternpost was hard against the seawall near the inn's door.
  • They leaned into beaching tackle made fast to the sternpost and dragged the trireme another pace up the ramp. for more
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