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power steering

noun, Automotive.
1.
an automotive steering system in which the engine's power is used to supplement the driver's effort in turning the steering wheel.
Origin of power steering
1930-1935
1930-35
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Examples from the web for power steering
  • The electric power steering and regenerative-braking system don't provide much feedback, though.
  • Our only complaint is the power steering is a bit numb.
  • The electric power steering provides decent feel and feedback, though it is a bit slow.
  • Already, they've pulled off all parts that would be extraneous at sea, such as the power steering pump.
  • The electric power steering is nicely weighted in terms effort at the steering wheel rim, but a little vague in fast transitions.
  • But lightweight electric motors and computerized controls are likely to change the basic design of power steering.
  • Ensure that the headlights, windows and power steering work properly and note the location and operation of the gas tank.
  • The vehicle had been recalled to fix a power steering hose defect that could cause a fire.
  • But carmakers know that if the wheels are too big, they can screw up the power steering or transmission.
  • Power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission.
British Dictionary definitions for power steering

power steering

noun
1.
a form of steering used on vehicles, where the torque applied to the steering wheel is augmented by engine power Also called power-assisted steering
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