steering column

noun

Definition of steering column

: the column that encloses the connections to the steering gear of a vehicle (such as an automobile)

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The van had been parked on the street overnight and someone broke into the van and damaged the ignition switch and steering column in an apparent effort to steal the vehicle. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland.com, "Police investigate car theft, attempted thefts: Lakewood Police Blotter," 20 June 2019 Parameters that are monitored include settings for seat position, music, steering column and the climate control system. Houston Chronicle, "Range Rover Evoque gets added finesse, mild-hybrid versions," 14 June 2019 The driving position could be politely described as cozy, with all but the shortest drivers likely to have the adjustable pedal box and steering column moved to their most generous positions. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Dallara Stradale: A Racing Legend Hits the Road," 23 Mar. 2018 The speedometer, glove box, steering column support, heating and air-conditioning systems, Vahavkar explained. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Ford to halt all F-150 production, could last weeks," 9 May 2018 The speedometer, glove box, steering column support, heating and air-conditioning systems — all of those hang on the cross car beam known as the instrument panel, Vahavkar explained. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford confirms it will stop all F-150 production after supplier fire," 9 May 2018 Attempted auto theft, Van Aken Boulevard: At 7:25 a.m. Dec. 22, a resident living in the 16000 block of Van Aken Boulevard reported that someone entered their locked minivan and damaged its doors and steering column. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Two Scottsdale Boulevard burglaries reported: Shaker Heights police blotter," 28 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of steering column

1903, in the meaning defined above

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steering column

noun

English Language Learners Definition of steering column

: the thick post in a car that holds the steering wheel

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