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 The service adviser at my car dealership has recommended replacement of transmission fluid ($160), coolant ($145), brake fluid ($110) and power steering fluid ($110). Ray Magliozzi, courant.com, "Car Talk: No rush to join the ‘little old lady club'," 24 Aug. 2019 Optional power steering, automatic transmission, and power brakes help ease the operation of the Ford. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1960 Ford Starliner: Notorious rust-bucket fixed," 23 Aug. 2019 Batteries power the drive system, as well as braking, power steering and air conditioning. Michael Scaturro, CNN, "Daimler is building electric trucks to make online shopping greener," 29 July 2019 The power steering is comfortably boosted for urban tooling, but its 19-foot length and 48-foot turning circle is unwieldy in town. San Diego Union-Tribune, "$74,000 Ford F-150? Dearborn’s best, but love is blind," 22 June 2019 Dealers will update the power steering software at no cost to owners. Fox News, "General Motors recalling over 1 million pickups and SUVs for steering problem," 13 Sep. 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Caballero said the truck's power steering was out, ABC 4 reported. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "He confronted a family over disabled truck at campsite, video shows. Now he's fired.," 1 June 2018 A few weeks before that, Tesla recalled 123,000 Model S sedans built before April 2016, over concerns that bolts holding the power steering system together might fail. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Tesla Ramps Up Model 3 Production and Predicts Profits This Fall," 2 May 2018 The Hellcat Widebody gets standard electric power steering with selectable tuning for optimum handling and acceleration. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Demon Jr.: Challenger Hellcat Widebody's bigger tires pay big track dividends," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of power steering

1932, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2019

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“Power steering.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20steering. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of power steering

: a steering system in cars that uses power from the engine to make it easier to turn the steering wheel

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