Crossword clues for steering
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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)
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 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.