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steerer

[steer-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that steers.
  2. Informal. a confederate who directs potential customers to a gambling game, brothel, drug seller, etc.
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Origin of steerer

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Examples from the Web for steerer

Historical Examples

  • Man's a steerer, steerer, steerer, Man's a steerer—life is a pool.

    Agatha's Husband

    Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • Here, said the Steerer to the Guy, is the picture of what you will get in reality.

  • Madame, there is a four-oared boat in view without a steerer.

    A Book of Burlesque

    Willam Davenport Adams

  • Seats were provided for nine persons, including the steerer and the fireman.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks

  • He knows that if he wants to keep on growing he's got to have what they call a steerer.