Definition of steering in English:


Line breaks: steer|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈstɪərɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of steering a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft: it is a good place for learner drivers to practise their steering the test’s high failure rate was caused by poor observation and steering
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    • In some models the driver can switch to a sport set-up that not only regulates the drive performance, but also speeds up throttle pedal response and ensures steering is responsive.
    • On trips, which varied from motorways to city roundabouts, I found it handled beautifully and steering was effortless.
    • I noticed that my steering was pulling to one side.
  • 1.1The mechanism in a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft which makes it possible to steer it in different directions: I suspect the steering is heavy because it is faulty [as modifier]: the steering box
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    • The only problem is that cars without a mechanical connection for steering are banned under EU regulations.
    • The electronic servo steering is exact, direct and adjusts itself according to speed of travel.
    • Only some feral instinct keeps you pumping the brake pedal and steering into the skid, so that you slide instead of spin.

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