Samson

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samson

An Israelite of bible record (see), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength. Samson post.

A strong post resting on the keelson, and supporting a beam of the keelson, and supporting a beam of the deck; also, a temporary or movable pilar carrying a leading block or pulley for various purposes. In deepwell boring, the post which supports the walking beam of the apparatus.