stern thruster. A propeller mounted at the rear of a ship that allows greater maneuverability at slow speeds, such as when docking.
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"The azimuthing pod propulsion system is a relatively recent high-tech installation. It replaces conventional propeller shafts, propellers and rudders, negates the need for stern thrusters, and saves valuable machinery space."
Complete Guide To Cruising and Cruise Ships 2007
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