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steerageway

[steer-ij-wey] /ˈstɪər ɪdʒˌweɪ/
noun, Nautical
1.
sufficient speed to permit a vessel to be maneuvered.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; steerage + way1
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  • In no instance should slow speed be interpreted as a speed less than that required to maintain steerageway.
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steerageway

/ˈstɪərɪdʒˌweɪ/
noun
1.
(nautical) enough forward movement to allow a vessel to be steered
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