Recent Examples of rudder from the Web
Aircraft rudders and wing flaps have for decades been made in cities like Toulouse, and Seattle and that’s why the UAE has taken the industry by surprise.
So the middle class needs to be the rudder that steers American democracy on an even keel.
Chief Derek Strope, officer in charge on the Bollard, said his crew had to rig up an emergency steering system to manually control the rudder from the deck.
The Length Between Perpendiculars, was a measurement from the front edge of the rudder forward to the base of the ship's stem in the bow.
The trio is developing alloys to manipulate rudders, winglets and other parts of aircrafts and spaceships.
After one day on the water, however, the rudder line of his board snapped and he was set adrift.
Conventional aircraft use a system of elevators, rudders, and ailerons to control their direction in the pitch, (up and down) yaw (left to right), and roll directions.
Glenn is developing an alloy of nickel, titanium and hafnium to manipulate flaps, winglets, rudders and other parts in air and space.
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Origin and Etymology of rudder
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
RUDDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rudder for English Language Learners
: a flat, movable piece usually of wood or metal that is attached to a ship, boat, airplane, etc., and is used in steering
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