- Steering gear is the device used for controlling the direction of a vehicle such as a car or ship or airplane.
An example of a steering gear is the wheel you turn when driving a car.
steering gear definition by Webster's New World
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any mechanism used for steering, as in a ship, automobile, airplane, etc.
steering gear definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The mechanism by which dispositions of the steering controls of a vehicle are transferred to the part that interacts with the external medium.