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steering gear

noun
1.
the apparatus or mechanism for steering a ship, automobile, bicycle, airplane, etc.
Origin of steering gear
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • With most of them the steering gear is continually getting out of order.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Haven't I given them enough of the road, or has their steering gear broken?

  • The engines got out of commission, and something went wrong with the steering gear, I guess.

    Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman
  • A jib-headed trysail was set on the mainsail to ease the steering gear.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • The steering gear, if you use a wheel, should be frequently inspected and oiled.

    On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day
  • Alice and Little Brother added their voices, and when he was not absorbed with the steering gear, Terry joined in.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • The steering gear was cut adrift, and as he looked at the shaft in his hand the launch went off her course.

    With Wolseley to Kumasi F.S. Brereton
  • There was a struggle for the steering gear, and then the whole show came to grief on a bridge.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Billy, busy with the steering gear, was not expected to answer, as he did not understand the question.

  • He will soon learn that certain movements of the steering gear produce certain effects on the rudders.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for steering gear

steering gear

noun
1.
any mechanism used for steering a vehicle, ship, aircraft, etc
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