Definition of steering in English:

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steering

Pronunciation: /ˈstɪərɪŋ/

noun

[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
More example sentences
  • 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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