steering column


Definition of steering column

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

Examples of steering column in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attached to the steering column, the display—and the gear selector—move with it to present themselves at the best angle for the driver. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 1 Oct. 2021 The door lock was damaged and the steering column peeled to start the truck. cleveland, 30 Sep. 2021 This small amount of torque on the steering column lets the car know those hands are applying that force. Brad Templeton, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 The leather steering wheel houses an airbag from the Mustang of the time and is attached to a steering column from the Ford Windstar minivan. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 24 June 2021 The thief entered the Ford and peeled the steering column, but was unable to get the Ranger turned on. John Benson, cleveland, 15 Sep. 2021 Except for a slight offset between the steering column and the main instrument cluster, the layout is symmetrical and coherent. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 23 Feb. 2021 The 12-year-old, broke out the back window, peeled back the steering column and led police on a high-speed chase before totaling the car in a crash. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2021 In the Mach-E, however, there is a camera wart on the steering column. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 6 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of steering column

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steering column was in 1903

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12 Oct 2021

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“Steering column.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of steering column

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

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