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steering column

the shaft that connects the steering wheel to the steering gear assembly of an automotive vehicle.
Origin of steering column
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for steering column
  • Unless you draw a line along the steering column and down the forks, at a slant to the ground.
  • Once that's done, the driver simply presses a button on the dash to the right of the steering column to start or stop the engine.
  • The gearshift was moved from the steering column to a floor console.
  • The steering column was significantly damaged and the ignition was hanging down below the steering column.
  • Some are portable that can move from one tractor to another, others are plumbed directly into the steering column.
  • The device fits around the steering column and over the ignition starting system.
  • steering column not in a fixed position or locking mechanism missing or inoperative on adjustable steering column.
  • steering column collars prevent thieves from hot-wiring the vehicle.
British Dictionary definitions for steering column

steering column

(in a motor vehicle) the shaft on which a steering wheel is mounted and by which it is connected with the steering gear
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