Definitions for: Samson


[n] a large and strong and heavyset man; "he was a bull of a man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"
[n] (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah



Webster (1913) Definition: Sam"son, n.
An Israelite of Bible record (see --Judges xiii.),
distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of
extraordinary physical strength.

Samson post.
(a) (Naut.) A strong post resting on the keelson, and
supporting a beam of the deck; also, a temporary or
movable pillar carrying a leading block or pulley for
various purposes. --Brande & C.
(b) In deep-well boring, the post which supports the walking
beam of the apparatus.

Synonyms: bruiser, bull, strapper

See Also: adult male, judge, jurist, justice, magistrate, man

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