Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no rudder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Having no rudder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Having no rudder.
  • adjective figuratively Without a guiding or steering influence; haphazard.

Etymologies

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steer +‎ -less

Examples

  • From all his policies and webs of fear and treachery, from all his stratagems and wars his mind shook free; and throughout his realm a tremor ran, his slaves quailed, and his armies halted, and his captains suddenly steerless, bereft of will, wavered and despaired.

    The Lord of the Rings

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