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Thus it lost headway sufficiently so that the seas caused it to drift back, without its coming about or losing all steerageway.The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith
With her small area of exposed sail and with the wind buffeting her, she had halted and paid off, lacking steerageway.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
As the other approached, Harry shut off the power of the engines, checking them to little more than steerageway.Boy Scouts in the North Sea|G. Harvey Ralphson
He held her nose up to the open sea, allowing her only steerageway, the gale slithering off her flattened sail.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
I rigged up a sail out of the oar and the canvas spray shield, but there wa'n't wind enough to give us steerageway.The Depot Master|Joseph C. Lincoln