steering column


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The steering column and ignition were reported damaged Feb. 26 on a 2021 Hyundai Elantra parked in the 100 block of North Grove Avenue. Chicago Tribune, 10 Mar. 2023 The agency says in both cases the Model Ys were delivered to customers with a missing bolt that holds the wheel to the steering column. CBS News, 8 Mar. 2023 Thieves typically break a back window to avoid alarms, expose the steering column, and fit a USB-A cable into a matching plug. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 15 Feb. 2023 For instance, a driver may compensate for safety interventions like a vehicle shoulder-and-lap belt, an energy-absorbing steering column and an airbag by driving faster – trading off personal safety for time saved. E. Scott Geller, The Conversation, 10 Jan. 2023 Someone peeled the steering column of a 2015 Kia Sorento parked outside an apartment building on Glenway. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 6 Jan. 2023 The steering column was reported peeled and an Apple MacBook Pro was reported stolen Jan. 18 from a 2020 Kia Sportage parked in the the 00 block of Forest Avenue. Chicago Tribune, 13 Feb. 2023 The steering column was peeled back in an attempt to start the vehicle. cleveland, 4 Feb. 2023 Officers found the rear driver’s side window of Graybrown’s vehicle was broken and the steering column was damaged during their investigation, police said. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 23 Jan. 2023 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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