power steering


Definition of power steering

: an automotive steering system with engine power used to amplify the torque applied at the steering wheel by the driver

Examples of power steering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Power brakes, a high-end radio, and power steering were unthinkable for a rugged Jeep in the 1960s. Alexander Malburg, Car and Driver, 4 Mar. 2022 Nobody does electrically assisted power steering better than Porsche; your hands feel exactly what the front tire patches are doing, just like in the days of hydraulic assist. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2021 Nor is there any power steering or ABS for the braking system, so Morgan hasn't become too modern. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 24 Feb. 2022 Technology, however, has been seen as a diluter and polluter of the involvement and interaction that exemplifies sports cars, a notion that dates as far back as the advent of power steering. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 7 Mar. 2022 Its hydraulic power steering, which is almost unique among new cars as even the likes of Porsche and Ferrari have switched to electric, is beautifully weighted and chattier than a daytime talk-show host. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 26 Jan. 2022 Modern vehicles rely on microchips that go into things such as brake sensors, power steering, navigation and entertainment systems. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2022 The electric power steering manages to provide unexpected levels of feedback, keeping you constantly in contact with the road. Kyle Edward, Robb Report, 29 Dec. 2021 IndyCars also lack power steering and feature wider, softer tires offering superior grip yet requiring a driver to quickly raise their temperature to improve the tires’ tackiness. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of power steering

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of power steering was in 1932

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Last Updated

8 May 2022

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“Power steering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20steering. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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