steerage

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noun steer·age \ˈstir-ij\

Definition of steerage

  1. 1 :  the act or practice of steering; broadly :  direction

  2. 2 [from its originally being located near the rudder] :  a section of inferior accommodations in a passenger ship for passengers paying the lowest fares

15th Century

First Known Use of steerage

15th century


STEERAGE Defined for English Language Learners

steerage

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Definition of steerage for English Language Learners

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


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