Samson post

What does "Samson post" mean?

Today it means: A stout post on which mooring lines can be made fast.

A samson post is a strong, stout post fitted to larger vessels for mooring lines and warps to be attached and made fast. They are used in a similar way to a cleat where a line would be made off in an OXO fashion.

See also: Make fast   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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