balanced rudder

noun

variants or balance rudder
: a rudder hung with part of its area forward of the vertical axis to counterbalance the force of the water on the part abaft of the axis

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balanced rudder was in 1857

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“Balanced rudder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balanced%20rudder. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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