- the act of steering (a ship, etc.)
- the response of a ship to the helmsman's guidance
orig. located near the steering mechanismHistorical a section in some ships, with the poorest accommodations, occupied by the passengers paying the lowest fare
See steerage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The act or practice of steering.
a. The effect of the helm on a ship.
b. The steering apparatus of a ship.
c. The section of a passenger ship, originally near the rudder, providing the cheapest passenger accommodations.
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