from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or practice of steering.
- n. Nautical The effect of the helm on a ship.
- n. Nautical The steering apparatus of a ship.
- n. Nautical The section of a passenger ship, originally near the rudder, providing the cheapest passenger accommodations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The art of steering.
- n. The section of a passenger ship that provided inexpensive accomodation with no individual cabins.
- n. The effect of the helm on a ship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or practice of steering, or directing.
- n. The effect of the helm on a ship; the manner in which an individual ship is affected by the helm.
- n. The hinder part of a vessel; the stern.
- n. Properly, the space in the after part of a vessel, under the cabin, but used generally to indicate any part of a vessel having the poorest accommodations and occupied by passengers paying the lowest rate of fare.
- n. Direction; regulation; management; guidance.
- n. That by which a course is directed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, practice, or method of steering; guidance; direction; control; specifically, the direction or control of a ship in her course.
- n. That by which a course is steered or directed.
- n. Nautical, the effect of the helm on a ship; the manner in which the ship is affected by the helm: as, she was going nine knots, with easy steerage.
- n. A course steered; a path or way; a course of conduct, or a way of life.
- n. A rudder; a helm; apparatus for steering; hence, a place of government or control.
- n. The part of a ship where the tiller traverses; the stern.
- n. In passenger-ships, the part of the ship allotted to the passengers who travel at the cheapest rate, hence called steerage passengers: generally, except in the newest type of passenger-steamers, not in the stern, as might be supposed, but in the bow; in a man-of-war, the part of the berth-deck just forward of the wardroom: it is generally divided into two apartments, one on each side, called the starboard and port steerages, which are assigned to midshipmen, clerks, and others.
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- n. the act of steering a ship
- n. the cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship
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