from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the machinery by which the rudder is managed.
- n. The mechanism used in motor-cars to steer the pair of wheels which guide the ear. Most motor-cars are steered by the control of the front wheels, which is given by mounting these wheels upon steering-knuckles on the front axle; the knuckles are held in position by links or rods connected to a sector, the latter being controlled by a screw on the post of the steering-wheel. If a lever tiller is used, the knuckle-arms are linked to an arm on the tiller upright or post. The wheel-steerer is preferred, since it is a self-locking or irreversible gear and is much less trying to the operator on long runs.
- n. In traction-engines and road-rollers, a gear operated by chains wound upon a drum and drawing the front axle out of parallel with the rear or driving axle. This drum may be driven by worm and screw by hand, or it may be driven by power by reversing clutches or gear.
- n. The handle-bar and connected parts for steering a tricycle, motor-cycle, or bicycle.
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