Definition of oversteer in English:

oversteer

Syllabification: o·ver·steer

verb

Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈstir
 
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[no object]
(Of a motor vehicle) have a tendency to turn more sharply than was intended.
More example sentences
  • We kept the same set of tyres on for part of this afternoon's session, and by then the car was really oversteering, so as we put on a new set of tyres we also adjusted the set-up to make the handling more neutral.
  • EVO recently tested the car and said on one occasion it understeered, during the other it oversteered.
  • But for sure we lost too much in the first two corners, the car was a little bit oversteering, it was quite windy and I think there was some grass also on the track, so I think it was not perfect conditions for my lap in the first two corners.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌstir
 
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The tendency of a vehicle to turn more sharply than intended.
More example sentences
  • Not a hint of understeer or oversteer could I find at my modest speeds.
  • This system uses all the features of the ESP but adds electric steering control to prevent oversteer and understeer as well as correct steering errors.
  • This is an active safety feature designed to help prevent accidents by registering and helping to correct oversteer, understeer and loss of stability in the vehicle.

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