The airlines have indoctrinated us to accept a “steerage complex.”
A huge roller had hurled itself over the steerage, and broken a man's arm; but the part of the vessel she was on kept pretty dry.
There was a great deal of silent skirmishing in the steerage.
Everything was scrupulously clean, but of the plainest kind, and "steerage" seemed written everywhere.
Taking a bucket and a lantern, he passed into the steerage, and opened the scuttle.
You seldom came aboard the frigate but we had him in the steerage among us reefers, to hear his long yarns, and share our cheer.
Over forty of the students have been in the steerage since the ship sailed.
All the companies provide ample and wholesome fare for their steerage passengers.
They had only to look out for the adult officers now, and in the steerage they were by themselves.
He did not have $10 when he arrived—in fact, he went there in the steerage of one of the Government transports.
mid-15c., "action of steering," from steer (v.) + -age. Meaning "part of a ship in front of the chief cabin" is from 1610s; originally where the steering apparatus of the ship was, it retained the name after the introduction of the deck wheel in early 18c.; hence meaning "section of a ship with the cheapest accommodations," first recorded 1804.