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[steer-er] /ˈstɪər ər/
a person or thing that steers.
Informal. a confederate who directs potential customers to a gambling game, brothel, drug seller, etc.
Origin of steerer
steer1 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Man's a steerer, steerer, steerer, Man's a steerer—life is a pool.

    Agatha's Husband Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Here, said the steerer to the Guy, is the picture of what you will get in reality.

  • Madame, there is a four-oared boat in view without a steerer.

    A Book of Burlesque Willam Davenport Adams
  • Seats were provided for nine persons, including the steerer and the fireman.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks
  • He knows that if he wants to keep on growing he's got to have what they call a steerer.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
  • The steerer must know the course and all its points perfectly.

    Rowing Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  • The steerer should not be repeatedly looking round, as regards his course.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • It was paddled by two Indians, of whom the one in the stern—the steerer—appeared to be a very large man.

  • I recognised the two men as those who had passed before, and the steerer was certainly an immense fellow.

  • Three days after the arrival of the vessel in port the steerer of the vessel was seized with the disease.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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