steerage

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steer·age

noun \ˈstir-ij\

: the section on a passenger ship in the past where passengers who had the cheapest tickets would stay

Full Definition of STEERAGE

1
:  the act or practice of steering; broadly :  direction
2
[from its originally being located near the rudder] :  a section of inferior accommodations in a passenger ship for passengers paying the lowest fares

First Known Use of STEERAGE

15th century

Rhymes with STEERAGE

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