balanced rudder

variants: or balance rudder

Definition of balanced 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

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First Known Use of balanced rudder

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Balanced rudder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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