Definition of rudderless in English:

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rudderless

Pronunciation: /ˈrədərləs/

adjective

1Lacking a rudder.
Example sentences
  • The boat is rudderless; instead it has a nozzle surrounding the propeller that turns 22 degrees off center to port or starboard.
  • They are a further step in the development of the lean, low profile, rudderless boat designs originally made famous by British kayak designers and sought after by expeditioners all over the world.
1.1Lacking a clear sense of one’s aims or principles: today’s leadership is rudderless
More example sentences
  • Out of all the nations that make up the Union of Great Britain, England, at times, shows the most self-deprecating, wimpish and rudderless sense of national pride one could imagine.
  • Readers will likely find the book's practical advice as rudderless as its ethical principles.
  • But it is not entirely clear who is in charge - the whole project appears rudderless.

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Syllabification: rud·der·less

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