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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (nautical) the minimum rate of motion needed for a vessel to be maneuvered.

Usage examples (22)
  • They cut their electric motors back, slowed to steerageway, and that's why they disappeared off the scopes.
  • The Kilo submarine lingered ten miles away from the island, barely making steerageway through the silent ocean.
  • As the little brig felt the breeze and gathered steerageway, she was headed for the chase, bringing the wind on her starboard quarter.
  • Although the paddle wheels were beginning to pick up a slow and even rhythm, even Kharl could tell that the ship was losing headway and might soon even lose steerageway. for more
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