Definition of "steerage" [steer•age]

  • (noun) The act or practice of steering.
  • (noun) Nautical The effect of the helm on a ship.
  • (noun) Nautical The steering apparatus of a ship.
  • (noun) Nautical The section of a passenger ship, originally near the rudder, providing the cheapest passenger accommodations.

Use "steerage" in a sentence

  • "In another five minutes we had steerage from the filled sail, and"
  • "Besides, there was an equally good bunk all the way across the width of the steerage from the Chinaman's."
  • "Number 1: “They are still rowdy in steerage sir, a bunch of Indians and Chinese think they deserve to be up here in the First Class cocktail lounge”"

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