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Definition of Rudder
Rudder Rud"der, n.
A riddle or sieve. [Prov. Eng.]
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
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
- 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 Kitchen rudder
is the familiar
name for "Kitchen's Patent Reversing Rudders
", a combination rudder
and directional propulsion delivery system
- David Michael Rudder
(born 6 May 1953) is a Trinidadian
to be one of the most successful calypsonians
of all time. He performed
- Balanced rudders
are used by both ships
and aircraft. Both may indicate
of the rudder surface ahead
of the hinge, placed
- A rudder travel
limiter, or rudder
limiter, is a controlling device
in an aircraft
used to mechanically limit
the maximum rudder
deflection. An aircraft...
the 1990s, a series
of rudder issues
737 aircraft resulted
incidents. In two separate
- The Pleuger rudder
as a Dutch rudder
) is a power
****isted ship's rudder
. It creates
a flow of water
in the direction
the rudder points
- A Schilling rudder
is a specific
type of profiled rudder
used on certain boats
and ships. The Schilling profile
: An Explanation
of the Art of Flying
(ISBN 978-0-07-036240-6) is a book written
in 1944 by Wolfgang
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