steerageway

[ steer-ij-wey ]
/ ˈstɪər ɪdʒˌweɪ /

noun Nautical.

sufficient speed to permit a vessel to be maneuvered.

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Origin of steerageway

First recorded in 1710–20; steerage + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for steerageway

steerageway
/ (ˈstɪərɪdʒˌweɪ) /

noun

nautical enough forward movement to allow a vessel to be steered
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