steering column

noun

: 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 In the driver-side test, the steering column partially detached from the instrument panel, and in both tests the A-pillar separated from the rocker panel. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 6 June 2024 The memory system for the driver controls the seat, steering column and exterior mirrors positions. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 Moving the shifter to the steering column opened up more space in the center console for storage, cupholders, wireless charging and a power and volume dial for audio. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2024 Someone smashed the rear passenger window on a Hyundai and tampered with steering column. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 22 May 2024 After setting my destination and flicking a stalk on the steering column, the amusement-park ride started: The wheel turned in my hands and the car rolled forward. Jim Sergent, USA TODAY, 2 May 2024 The steering column was reported peeled in an attempt to steal a 2014 Kia Soul parked in the 200 block of South Cuyler Avenue on June 16. Chicago Tribune, 28 June 2023 Power windows, a tilt steering column, cruise control, and air conditioning add further touches of refinement. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 Several features are now standard, including a power-adjustable steering column, a heated steering wheel, and a digital gauge cluster. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 25 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steering column was in 1903

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“Steering column.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steering%20column. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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