Meaning of samson post

sam'son post"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Naut. (sometimes cap.)Naut.
  1. a strong bitt or post at the bow or stern of a vessel.
  2. a king post for supporting cargo-handling booms on the deck of a ship.
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