steerage

noun steer·age \ ˈstir-ij \

Definition of steerage

1 : the act or practice of steering; broadly : direction
2
[from its originally being located near the rudder]
: a section of inferior accommodations in a passenger ship for passengers paying the lowest fares

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First Known Use of steerage

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : the section on a passenger ship in the past where passengers who had the cheapest tickets would stay


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