- Archaic the act of steering (a ship, etc.)
Origin of steerageorigin, originally located near the steering mechanismHistorical a section in some ships, with the poorest accommodations, occupied by the passengers paying the lowest fare
- The act or practice of steering.
- Nautical 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.