Results for rudder

Definitions of rudder:

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: noun

In a ship, that part of a helm which consists of a piece of timber broad at the bottom where it enters the water, and which is attached to the stern- post by hinges, on which it turns; that which governs or directs the course of a ship or vessel; anything that guides or directs.

part of speech: noun

A broad, flat piece of wood or metal hinged vertically to the stern of a vessel and used for steering; a hinged or pivoted part, used to steer an aircraft.

part of speech: noun

The instrument by which a ship is rowed or steered, which originally was an oar working at the stern.

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