Steerage

Definition of Steerage

Steer´age   Pronunciation: stēr´ãj ; 48
n.1.The act or practice of steering, or directing; as, the steerage of a ship.
He left the city, and, in a most tempestuous season, forsook the helm and steerage of the commonwealth.
- Milton.
2.(Naut.) The effect of the helm on a ship; the manner in which an individual ship is affected by the helm.
3.Direction; regulation; management; guidance.
He that hath the steerage of my course.
- Shak.
4.That by which a course is directed.
Here he hung on high,
The steerage of his wings.
- Dryden.
Steerage passenger
a passenger who takes passage in the steerage of a vessel.

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