oversteer

noun over·steer \ ˈō-vər-ˌstir \

Definition of oversteer

:the tendency of an automobile to steer into a sharper turn than the driver intends sometimes with a thrusting of the rear to the outside; also :the action or an instance of oversteer

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1936


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