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steering gear

the apparatus or mechanism for steering a ship, automobile, bicycle, airplane, etc.
Origin of steering gear
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He reached across and laid his hand over Linda's on the steering gear.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Haven't I given them enough of the road, or has their steering gear broken?

  • I can soon fix that steering gear, and well have some fun yet.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
  • A jib-headed trysail was set on the mainsail to ease the steering gear.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • The steering gear, if you use a wheel, should be frequently inspected and oiled.

    On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day
  • There was something immortally wrong with its steering gear.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • Her steering gear was shot away after an hour's chase, when the captain hove to and lifeboats were lowered.

  • True, they had obtained a clear view of him on one occasion, at least, when he had dashed for the steering gear of his vessel.

    The Hero of Panama

    F. S. Brereton
  • Paralyzed with fear Terry clung to the steering gear and the car sped onward.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • There was a struggle for the steering gear, and then the whole show came to grief on a bridge.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for steering gear

steering gear

any mechanism used for steering a vehicle, ship, aircraft, etc
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