[noun uhn-der-steer; verb uhn-der-steer]
- a handling characteristic of an automotive vehicle that causes it to turn less sharply than the driver intends because the front wheels slide to the outside of the turn before the rear wheels lose traction.
- (of an automotive vehicle) to undergo understeer, especially excessively.
Origin of understeer
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- (of a vehicle) to turn less sharply, for a particular movement of the steering wheel, than anticipated
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