left rudder

noun

Definition of left rudder

: a position of a ship's rudder that will turn the ship to the left often used as a command

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“Left rudder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/left%20rudder. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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