Definition of Rudder. Meaning of Rudder. Synonyms of Rudder

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Definition of Rudder

Rudder
Rudder Rud"der, n. A riddle or sieve. [Prov. Eng.]
Rudder
Rudder 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 chains.
Rudder
Rudder Rud"der, n. In an aircraft, a surface the function of which is to exert a turning moment about an axis of the craft.

Meaning of 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 a fluid medium...
- Flap Rudder (aka a "Becker rudder") is a specific type of multi-section rudder used on boats and ships. The hinged aft section gives the rudder an extra...
- The Kitchen rudder is the familiar name for "Kitchen's Patent Reversing Rudders", a combination rudder and directional propulsion delivery system for relatively...
- David Michael Rudder (born 6 May 1953) is a Trinidadian calypsonian, known to be one of the most successful calypsonians of all time. He performed as lead...
- Balanced rudders are used by both ships and aircraft. Both may indicate a portion of the rudder surface ahead of the hinge, placed to lower the control...
- A rudder travel limiter, or rudder limiter, is a controlling device in an aircraft used to mechanically limit the maximum rudder deflection. An aircraft...
- During the 1990s, a series of rudder issues on Boeing 737 aircraft resulted in multiple incidents. In two separate accidents, pilots lost control of their...
- The Pleuger rudder (also known as a Dutch rudder) is a power ****isted ship's rudder. It creates a flow of water in the direction the rudder points powered...
- A Schilling rudder is a specific type of profiled rudder used on certain boats and ships. The Schilling profile is designed to improve the effective lift...
- Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying (ISBN 978-0-07-036240-6) is a book written in 1944 by Wolfgang Langewiesche, describing how airplanes...
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