Rudder



noun
1.
Nautical. a vertical blade at the stern of a vessel that can be turned horizontally to change the vessel’s direction when in motion.
2.
Aeronautics. a movable control surface attached to a vertical stabilizer, located at the rear of an airplane and used, along with the ailerons, to turn the airplane.
3.
any means of or device for governing, directing, or guiding a course, as a leader or principle:
His ideas provided a rudder for the new company.
noun
1.
(nautical) a pivoted vertical vane that projects into the water at the stern of a vessel and can be controlled by a tiller, wheel, or other apparatus to steer the vessel
2.
a vertical control surface attached to the rear of the fin used to steer an aircraft, in conjunction with the ailerons
3.
anything that guides or directs

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