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 The structure trembles a touch more over high-frequency washboard, and the tremors are amplified through the steering column. David Beard, Car and Driver, "2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4/4S Borders on Spectacle," 11 Aug. 2020 The steering column was afforded a tilt, easing entry and exit, and a turn-signal lever was added to the horn ring. Stephen Williams New York Times, Star Tribune, "Carmakers are turning away from steering wheels," 4 Sep. 2020 The steering-wheel controls are straight from Audi, as are the trip computer displays, while the adjustment switch for the steering column on its underside is borrowed from Porsche, as is much of the center infotainment interface. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Bentley Flying Spur Coddles Passengers, Rewards Drivers," 7 July 2020 To set the raffish Bentley apart from its stuffy stablemate Rolls-Royce, the Turbo R's cockpit boasts features like a tachometer and a gear selector that has been moved from the steering column to a much sportier position in the center console. Barry Winfield, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1994 Bentley Turbo R Brings the Old World into the New," 7 July 2020 The only thing that feels like the onset of an all-day plane crash is climbing in and smacking your knees on the low steering column. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1987 Range Rover Makes Luxury and SUV Compatible," 30 June 2020 Scientists received funding to develop seatbelts, airbags, steering columns, safety glass and more. Grace Hauck, Nicquel Terry Ellis, USA TODAY, "Congress approved $25M in funding for gun safety research. Now what?," 10 Feb. 2020 Far less cumbersome than the Live-Map, The Auto Guide was a small metal cylinder with a window that attached to your car’s steering column. Larry Printz, Ars Technica, "Turn-by-turntables: How drivers got from point A to point B in the early 1900s," 6 Jan. 2020 To start his truck, Mr. Cowan had to prove his sobriety by blowing into an interlock device — a machine the size of a cellphone, wired to the car’s steering column. Stacy Cowley, New York Times, "The Unforeseen Dangers of a Device That Curbs Drunken Driving," 23 Dec. 2019

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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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29 Sep 2020

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“Steering column.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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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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