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steerage

[ steer-ij ]
/ ˈstɪər ɪdʒ /
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noun

a part or division of a ship, formerly the part containing the steering apparatus.
(in a passenger ship) the part or accommodations allotted to the passengers who travel at the cheapest rate.

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Origin of steerage

First recorded in 1400–50, steerage is from the late Middle English word sterage.See steer1, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for steerage

steerage
/ (ˈstɪərɪdʒ) /

noun

the cheapest accommodation on a passenger ship, originally the compartments containing the steering apparatus
an instance or the practice of steering and the effect of this on a vessel or vehicle
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