whipstaff

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A schematic animation of a helmsman using a whipstaff to change the direction of a rudder.

Etymology[edit]

From whip +‎ staff.

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Noun[edit]

whipstaff (plural whipstaffs or whipstaves)

  1. (nautical) A bar, going through the poopdeck, attached orthogonally to the tiller for steering a ship.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for whipstaff in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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