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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a steering committee (=one that directs a particular activity)
power steering
▪ Most new cars now have power steering.
power-assisted steering
steering committee
steering wheel
▪ On the comfort front, multi-adjustable front seats and light power steering make it an easy and pleasant car to drive.
▪ Higher ratio power steering gives tighter turns, but the tendency to slight wanderings on the straight is still there.
▪ Equipment looks good with central locking and power steering included.
▪ Handling is excellent with plenty of grip, balance and a confident feel from the power steering.
▪ Both provide extremely quiet and comfortable transport for long journeys, but the very light power steering needs care.
▪ The model included standard goodies such as electric windows and mirrors all round, power steering, central locking and catalytic convertor.
▪ It would help a lot when cornering if the power steering was lighter.
▪ Grants Power steering, automatic transmissions, hand-controlled accelerator and brake and swivel seats are often required.
▪ A combination of excess speed and harsh steering caused the car to go out of control.
▪ Commitment to the development often varies in relation to the extent of internal or external steering of such a change.
▪ Female speaker At the front you're in control because you deal with steering, breaking and gears.
▪ However, on road the steering is vague and the handling poor.
▪ It would have made more progress if one truck had not lost its steering.
▪ Its chassis offers terrific handling balance, great traction matched to positive brakes and accurate steering.
▪ On the comfort front, multi-adjustable front seats and light power steering make it an easy and pleasant car to drive.
▪ The Carina Xi retains central locking and power assisted steering..
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Steer \Steer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steered (st[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Steering.] [OE. steeren, steren, AS. sti['e]ran, st[=y]ran, ste['o]ran; akin to OFries. stiora, stiura, D. sturen, OD. stieren, G. steuern, OHG. stiuren to direct, support, G. steuer contribution, tax, Icel. st[=y]ra to steer, govern, Sw. styra, Dan. styre, Goth. stiurjan to establish, AS. ste['o]r a rudder, a helm, and probably to Icel. staurr a pale, stake, Gr. stayro`s, and perhaps ultimately to E. stand. [root]168. Cf. Starboard, Stern, n.] To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water.

That with a staff his feeble steps did steer.


Steering \Steer"ing\, a. & n. from Steer, v.

Steering wheel (Naut.), the wheel by means of which the rudder of a vessel is turned and the vessel is steered.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., verbal noun from steer (v.). Steering-wheel attested from 1750. Steering committee in the U.S. political sense is recorded from 1887.


n. Equipment used to control direction; something used to steer. vb. (present participle of steer English)

  1. n. the act of guiding or showing the way [syn: guidance]

  2. the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king" [syn: guidance, direction]

  3. the act of steering a ship [syn: steerage]


Steering is the collection of components, linkages, etc. which allows any vehicle ( car, motorcycle, bicycle) to follow the desired course. An exception is the case of rail transport by which rail tracks combined together with railroad switches (and also known as 'points' in British English) provide the steering function.The primary purpose of the steering system is to allow the driver to guide the vehicle.

Steering (disambiguation)

Steering is the mechanism that allow a vessel or vehicle to follow the desired course.

It may also refer to:

  • In physics, steering is a property of quantum subatomic particles
  • In Quantum Information, steering is a type of quantum correlation.
  • The Steering law, a predictive model for human performance while moving through a tunnel-like path.

Usage examples of "steering".

Then Andromeda, in a perfect tempest of outrage, fishfed the entire contents of the chest: shore me of my valiant past as a steering drover ballocks a bull.

Parked near the Bartram house, Harry had suddenly discovered a tiny envelope on the steering wheel of his coupe.

A motorcar drove slowly down the street, and it was a grey De Dion Bouton, with the driver wearing a goatskin jacket and goggles, at the steering wheel.

God, dual steering oars and a square, brailed sail, he noted, shaking his head doubtfully.

With a few modifications, more horsepower, larger chassis and steering assembly, someplace to sit .

Her litigious husband had aggressively positioned himself at the steering wheel.

He, too, in the puffs, climbed part way out on the outrigger, at the same time steering with both hands on a large paddle and holding the mainsheet with his foot.

Lo Manto, her face red as a clay court, her hands squeezing the steering wheel.

However, the barge crew remained unruffled during the wild ride, as they expertly plied their poles and steering oar to keep us in midstream and well away from the rock walls that could have ground us to splinters.

Grace inserted a chocolate, for Mollie had not yet enough confidence to take her hands from the steering wheel, except to shift gears, with the right.

What seemed most likely was that Sam, finally overwhelmed by 356 his burden of despair and guilt about Montayne, had seen the parking garage wall ahead, thought suddenly of a way to end his life, and floored the accelerator pedal, steering for the relatively fragile wall.

Steering in among the skerries Olaf made a landing on the island of Moster, in the shire of Hordaland.

At the moment, however, his greatest enemy was the nong ocker who was steering his Land Rover like a frightened Sheila.

The pilothouse was smashed, the steering fouled, the light sheaths in shreds, the rigging flying everywhere, spars broken, and even a couple of the parse tubes jammed shut.

Meanwhile Richard Sawkins ran his canoa--which was a mere sieve of cedar wood, owing to the broadside--alongside the second periagua, and took her steering oar.