Bolster stake - definition of Bolster stake by The Free Dictionary
A stake extending up from each end of a wagon bolster. The wagon box fitted between the two stakes.
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A vertical bolster stake
at each end of the bolster keeps the wagon bed from sliding sideways on the bolster.
Wear plates were riveted to the sides where the bolster stakes
rubbed, and heavy concave rub irons protected the bottom corner of the box from damage by the front wheels when turning.