steering gear



the apparatus or mechanism for steering a ship, automobile, bicycle, airplane, etc.

Origin of steering gear

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for steering gear

Historical Examples of steering gear

  • He's lying in there alongside the steering-gear with a face like death.


    Joseph Conrad

  • It wouldn't do to get something smashed about the steering-gear now.

    The Shadow-Line

    Joseph Conrad

  • "A break in the steering-gear," he declared, by way of explanation.

    The Flying Mercury

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • "The balloon is almost ready, steering-gear and all," she said.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • When the steering-gear gave out, we couldn't do anything more.

    The Coming Wave

    Oliver Optic

British Dictionary definitions for steering gear

steering gear


any mechanism used for steering a vehicle, ship, aircraft, etc
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