Jury rudder

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a rudder constructed for temporary use.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And we talked of old ships, of sea-accidents, of break-downs, dismast ings; and of a man who brought his ship safe to Liverpool all the way from the River Platte under a jury rudder. We talked of wrecks, of short ra tions and of heroism--or at least of what the news papers would have called heroism at sea--a mani festation of virtues quite different from the heroism of primitive times.