balanced rudder


noun Nautical.

a rudder so designed that the center of water pressure on the forward face, when turned, lies about halfway along the length, minimizing the turning effort required.

Nearby words

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  8. balanced ticket,
  9. balanced translocation,
  10. balanced valve

Origin of balanced rudder

First recorded in 1865–70

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