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steering-knuckle

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of the front axle of a motor-car which furnishes the bearing for front wheels. Each wheel fits upon one arm of a knuckle, the other being connected by links to the steering-wheel mechanism. The knuckle is supported in a strong yoke at the end of the axle proper, so that the vertical plane in which the wheels turn can be turned at any desired angle with the long axis of the vehicle and turn the latter in the desired direction. The wheels turn on the knuckle-arm by ball-bearings.

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Examples

  • They'd pay two dollars for a theater seat without half the thrills – no chances of seeing a car turn turtle or break its steering-knuckle and dash into the side-lines.

    Tish

  • They'd pay two dollars for a theater seat without half the thrills -- no chances of seeing a car turn turtle or break its steering-knuckle and dash into the side-lines.

    Tish

  • "It may not be so fast as an automobile race or so likely to turn turtle or break its steering-knuckle, but it's safe."

    Tish

  • "All smashed to pieces, running-gear broken, steering-knuckle bent, gasolene tank punctured.

    The Ne'er-Do-Well

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