Definition of steering in English:

steering

noun

  • 1The action of steering a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft.

    • ‘Although beaten a long way by Museeb, King Forever looks capable of winning at this level, and trainer Jeremy Noseda has engaged Robert Winston to do the steering.’
    • ‘The gatekeeper, cursing the wayward steering, was then surprised to be rebuked by the Archbishop from his position in the driving seat.’
    • ‘Its steering is direct and at times feels deceptively quicker than the 2.7 lock to lock turns may suggest.’
    • ‘Taxi steering was by heel brakes, until you discovered differential thrust for guidance.’
    • ‘Sharp steering and rear-wheel drive give the feel of a car much larger in stature and the distinctive personality of the rest of the BMW range.’
    • ‘Now this ‘car’ does not have a steering, as all cars normally should.’
    • ‘They had their steering fixed there and set out on the final leg to Nigeria.’
    • ‘On trips, which varied from motorways to city roundabouts, I found it handled beautifully and steering was effortless.’
    • ‘It was a second, two seconds, I was on ice or something - the steering had gone, it was not responding.’
    • ‘Beddor is a blur of shifting, braking, and precise steering.’
    • ‘I tucked into the kerbside as far as practical, while the driver thankfully managed to adjust the erratic steering.’
    • ‘There was a most disconcerting wobble to the steering.’
    • ‘The new model's road manners are more than agreeable, with light steering, a slick gearbox and a good ride.’
    • ‘Lubhaya added that the mishap occurred as the steering of the vehicle got locked at the sharp curve.’
    • ‘The steering is sharp, the handling precise and the standard five-speed manual gearbox easy to use.’
    • ‘In some models the driver can switch to a sport set-up that not only regulates the drive performance, but also speeds up throttle pedal response and ensures steering is responsive.’
    • ‘I noticed that my steering was pulling to one side.’
    • ‘The steering becomes quite heavy, and you suffer a little bit of over-steer normally and this will be important for tomorrow's race, with the hot temperatures and only one set of tyres.’
    • ‘In FWS tow mode, the rear axle won't turn as much so you don't turn too tight into your trailer and the rear steering direction will change over sooner.’
    • ‘Right now, the steering is a little erratic.’
    1. 1.1 The mechanism in a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft which makes it possible to steer it in different directions.
      • ‘The steering, which is hydraulically assisted on both models, is very much of the point and turn variety with even more precise control on the Cup.’
      • ‘The list of faults included defective tyres, faulty brakes and defective steering.’
      • ‘We particularly liked the responsive and sharp electric power assisted steering.’
      • ‘He immediately changed from automatic to manual steering and put the wheel hard to port.’
      • ‘In order to assist the pilot in flying at low level, control wheel steering was built into the autopilot.’
      • ‘The car comes with a long wheelbase combined with widened racks, lower centre of gravity, sporty and direct steering and a responsive 6-speed gearbox.’
      • ‘The electronic servo steering is exact, direct and adjusts itself according to speed of travel.’
      • ‘The only problem is that cars without a mechanical connection for steering are banned under EU regulations.’
      • ‘‘You may pay a little extra for electric steering but you can pair it with two different systems,’ says Healy.’
      • ‘Only some feral instinct keeps you pumping the brake pedal and steering into the skid, so that you slide instead of spin.’
      • ‘With bike trailers the parent is in full control of steering, braking, speed and balance.’
      • ‘Some buses examined by inspectors in the last year have been found to have defective steering, faulty brakes or even bald tyres.’
      • ‘Their normal job is to pull trucks and buses off the road and make spot checks of steering, brakes and so forth; they know the firms and drivers, and are known by them.’
      • ‘It was child's play to drive, with fully-electric steering and brakes, as well as automatic transmission.’
      • ‘We have a six-speed sequential gearbox (which makes gear changing very much quicker than in a road car), and very direct and positive steering.’
      • ‘One Mercedes mini-bus, which had dropped off passengers from Hull, was found to have no front brakes, faulty steering, faulty lights, bald tyres and stank of diesel.’
      • ‘The steering and brakes are nicely weighted for a commanding but undemanding drive.’
      • ‘Faults were found on the brakes, steering and suspension, with vehicles averaging 14 minor and four major problems.’
      • ‘The steering, gearbox and pedals are all intuitive in their use.’
      • ‘He says that new features such as electronic powered steering and database wiring looms, which use one wire for three or four signals, mean many cars are unsuitable for adaptations.’

Pronunciation

steering

/ˈstɪrɪŋ//ˈstiriNG/