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Definition of rudder:

  1. A riddle or sieve.
  2. Fig.: That which resembles a rudder as a guide or governor; that which guides or governs the course.
  3. In an aircraft, a surface the function of which is to exert a turning moment about an axis of the craft.
  4. 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.

Synonyms:

beam, blade, aft, bowsprit, bilge, bay, amidships, bow, berth, boom.

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