One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person or mechanism that steers a vehicle or vessel.
- ‘Each elaborately painted boat has 22 people - 20 rowers, one steerer and one drummer.’
- ‘This meant that club stalwart David Harrison rode with sighted Mark Johnson, a work colleague he recently recruited as a steerer.’
- ‘Being a control freak, I leapt on as the steerer with Heather as the stoker.’
- ‘Some profit went to the boat, some went to the harpooner, some to the boat steerer and the rest to the crew.’
- ‘I peddled grass, I was a steerer, I was a criminal, I snorted cocaine.’
- ‘Guided by coxswain, Pete Cipollone, the five foot one steerer used his international experience that stretches back to 1989 to keep his crew in front.’
- ‘Toyota Team Thailand have not been sitting on their hands either, following the demise last meeting of their lead Corolla in the hands of star driver Natavud (one of the best steerers in Thailand, in my opinion).’
- 1.1US informal A person who takes or entices someone to meet a racketeer or swindler.
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