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Definition of Drop rudder
Drop rudderRudder Rud"der, n. [OE. rother, AS. r[=o][eth]er a paddle;
akin to D. roer rudder, oar, G. ruder, OHG. roadar, Sw.
roder, ror, Dan. roer, ror. [root] 8. See Row to propel
with an oar, and cf. Rother. ]
1. (Naut.) The mechanical appliance by means of which a
vessel is guided or steered when in motion. It is a broad
and flat blade made of wood or iron, with a long shank,
and is fastened in an upright position, usually by one
edge, to the sternpost of the vessel in such a way that it
can be turned from side to side in the water by means of a
tiller, wheel, or other attachment.
2. Fig.: That which resembles a rudder as a guide or
governor; that which guides or governs the course.
For rhyme the rudder is of verses. --Hudibras.
Balance rudder (Naut.), a rudder pivoted near the middle
instead of at the edge, -- common on sharpies.
Drop rudder (Naut.), a rudder extending below the keel so
as to be more effective in steering.
Rudder chain (Naut.), one of the loose chains or ropes
which fasten the rudder to the quarters to prevent its
loss in case it gets unshipped, and for operating it in
case the tiller or the wheel is broken.
Rudder coat (Naut.), a covering of tarred canvas used to
prevent water from entering the rudderhole.
Rudder fish. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The pilot fish.
(b) The amber fish (Seriola zonata), which is bluish
having six broad black bands.
(c) A plain greenish black American fish (Leirus
perciformis); -- called also black rudder fish,
logfish, and barrel fish. The name is also applied
to other fishes which follow vessels.
Rudder pendants (Naut.), ropes connected with the rudder
Meaning of Drop rudder from wikipedia
- A rudder
is a primary control surface
used to steer
a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance
that moves through
- control surfaces
but the basic principles
remain. The controls
(stick and rudder
) for rotary
(helicopter or autogyro) accomplish
the same motions...
- aviation, a drop
tank (external tank, wing tank, or belly
tank) is used to describe auxiliary
fuel tanks externally carried
by aircraft. A drop
tank is expendable...
the spin and will drop
to the side in a slip before
has a chance
to take authority
over the plane. As the rudder stops
the spin, the wings...
or resting position
of a control surface
(such as an elevator
). As the desired position
of a control surface changes
- forwards rudder
pedals, or the earlier, pre-1919 "rudder
bar", to control
move the rudder
; left foot forward
will move the rudder
- that a manufacturing defect
in the autopilot system
led to an uncommanded rudder control system
the accident. A number
of notable people
in a drop
in the aircraft's rate of climb. The rudder
, and to a certain extent
via the use of...
Rainbow, Inc. OkCupid's founders
(Chris Coyne, Christian Rudder
, Sam Yagan, and Max Krohn) were students
at Harvard University
- ("back-board") for the left side of a ship. With the steering rudder
on the starboard
side the man on the rudder
had his back to the bagbord
(Nordic for portside)...
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