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steering gear

the apparatus or mechanism for steering a ship, automobile, bicycle, airplane, etc.
Origin of steering gear
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The steering gear box shall not have loose or missing mounting bolts or cracks in the gear box or mounting brackets.
  • The pitman arm on the steering gear output shaft shall not be loose.
  • Lock on hatch between main engine room and steering gear space.
British Dictionary definitions for steering gear

steering gear

any mechanism used for steering a vehicle, ship, aircraft, etc
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