steering gear


: a mechanism (such as a gear train) by which something is steered

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An unassisted recirculating-ball steering gear directs the front wheels. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 5 Jan. 2023 First, a quick-ratio, high-effort steering gear from a pre-1982 Z28 was installed to improve feel and agility. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 3 Feb. 2023 The steering gear may have internal damage, which could result in difficulty steering, or the inability to rotate the steering wheel while driving. USA TODAY, 11 June 2021 Workers found the crack above the water line on the aft side of the M/V Gay Head after a small amount of water was found in the ferry’s steering gear void, the Steamship Authority said in a statement. Jeremy C. Fox,, 29 July 2022 To help protect the underside of the Sierra 1500 AT4X, AEV provides five skid plates that armorize critical parts such as the differential, fuel tank, transfer case, and steering gear. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 8 July 2022 The cab got hydraulic mounts and new hydraulic steering gear with a higher ratio for quicker turns and less steering effort. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steering gear was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Steering gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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