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steering column

the shaft that connects the steering wheel to the steering gear assembly of an automotive vehicle.
Origin of steering column
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She climbed to her seat behind the steering column and turned to Thompson.

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  • The brakes are applied by a control system mounted on the steering column.

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British Dictionary definitions for steering column

steering column

(in a motor vehicle) the shaft on which a steering wheel is mounted and by which it is connected with the steering gear
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