rudder

Definitions

  • Rudder, screw propeller and motor
    Rudder, screw propeller and motor
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rudder (nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel
    • n rudder a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rudder A riddle or sieve.
    • Rudder 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."
    • Rudder In an aircraft, a surface the function of which is to exert a turning moment about an axis of the craft.
    • Rudder (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rudder That part of the helm which is abaft the stern-post, and is turned by the tiller so as to expose its side more or less to the resistance of the water and thus direct the ship's course. It is usually hinged on the stern-post by pintles and gudgeons.
    • n rudder That which guides or governs the course.
    • n rudder A kind of paddle to stir with.
    • n rudder A bird's tail-feather; a rectrix: as, “rectrices, rudders, or true tail-feathers,”
    • n rudder A riddle or sieve.
    • n rudder An obsolete form of rother.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rudder rud′ėr the instrument by which a ship is rowed or steered, its primitive form an oar working at the stern: that which guides anything: a bird's tail-feather
    • n Rudder rud′ėr a riddle or sieve
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The ship of heaven guides itself and will not accept a wooden rudder.”
  • Eileen Caddy
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    “A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.”
  • Scottish Proverb
    Scottish Proverb
    “He that winna be ruled by the rudder maun be ruled by the rock.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.”
  • Owen Felltham
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    “Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rother, AS. rōðer, a paddle; akin to D. roer, rudder, oar, G. ruder, OHG. roadar, Sw. roder, ror, Dan. roer, ror,. √ 8. See Row to propel with an oar, and cf. Rother.

Usage

In literature:

I grasped the steering cords and jammed her rudder hard to port.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
Then there was the long wallowing lurch, and the rudder came up, while the mast and the sodden sail went under.
"The Romance of the Coast" by James Runciman
For some weeks the men seemed half-crazed, and were almost as unmanageable as ships that had lost their rudders.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
The lad was still at the rudder, while the men swiftly cut the water stroke by stroke.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
His body was so sensitive that it, too, seemed to obey the rudder.
"Georges Guynemer" by Henry Bordeaux
On the former expedition, when we had no extra rudder, we could have used two.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
There are also two horizontal rudders and two vertical rudders, for steering up and down or sidewise.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
She wished to play again, but felt at sea, without a rudder.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I was going to fly over you and then go back when all at once I found I couldn't budge the rudders.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
He thought that Rudder should be accepted for duty.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
He feels nervous undoubtedly, but he does not look it, as he quietly tries his rudder-lines and settles himself on his seat.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
The tail of the beaver serves as a rudder to its owner when he is swimming.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
It looks like being best to get down to the rudder-chains.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Then we'll get the rudder again and be after them.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
We were then left with the rudder and two oars.
"Battles with the Sea" by R.M. Ballantyne
Mr Jones, without making a remark of any kind, shipped the rudder; the other four pulled.
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
By means of the rudder the mariner guides the ship in whatever direction he pleases.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
So saying, he climbed over the seats, between his father and mother, and took his place by the rudder.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
The stream lines of the body tapered birdlike to the horizontal rudder twenty feet in the rear.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
It looks as if the rudder stock is twisted and bent badly out of shape.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
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In poetry:

Yet still with a shudder
I drift through the dark
And fear holds the rudder,
A-guiding my bark.
"Fear" by Gamaliel Bradford
As by magic moves the rudder;
Borne upon her snowy pinions
Flies the ship--as tho' a spirit
Drove her onward at its will!
"The Phantom Vessel" by Morris Rosenfeld
The helmsman held the rudder still,
But unavailing his control;
The blasts grew wild, and wilder yet,
And louder grew the thunder's roll.
"The Tempest Stilled" by Thomas Frederick Young
But not on the surf-beaten islands,
Nor yet upon Morven's land,
Does she drive, for her rudder, unshattered,
Is firm in the steersman's hand.
"Tobermory Bay" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
When bitter anguish fills our breast,
And weak and trembling grows our hand,
Give Christ the rudder of our ship,
And he will bring us safe to land.
"The Tempest Stilled" by Thomas Frederick Young
Yet he, like a man, stands by his rudder;
With the bark are sporting wind and water,
Wind and water sport not with his bosom:
On the fierce deep looks he, as a master,—
In his gods, or shipwreck'd, or safe landed,
Trusting ever.
"The Sea-Voyage" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

Rudder 's second goal broke a 1-1 tie in the game's 50th minute.
Bombardier's Belfast facility is employing RTM to build Learjet 85 wings, and Gulfstream vendor North Coast Composites of Cleveland, Ohio, is using RTM to make G250 rudders .
Town of Bolton v Rudder .
"We're like a boat without a rudder ," said committee member Albert Harrison.
Renovations complete on Camp Rudder dormitory.
After a year of construction, the nearly $1.3 million dormitory renovations on Building 6038 at Camp James E Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
Up the Creek Without a Rudder .
Muddy Rudder 's Grilled Turkey Breast in Adobo Sauce.
It may be the most important crisis the university has faced since A&M President Earl Rudder 's challenge to the status quo fifty years ago.
FAA Issues Rudder Stop 'AD' on Swept-Tail Cessna 150/152.
Running by 7th and Tacoma the other day, I saw that the Muddy Rudder Public House actually had an hours sign on their door.
Meanwhile, sources said upon hearing the news last month Rudders reaction was volatile despite his new position being viewed by many as possibly a period of preparation to succeed Gates in setting the companys technology vision down the road.
Blakey said the investigator had revealed "a safety concern" as far as use of rudders was concerned.
"We have calculated that certain rudder movement inputs by pilots could cause a catastrophic failure of an airliner's vertical tail fin," he said.
Here he explains what he wants done to, left to right, Joe Gaines, Daniel Neal, Alex Sears and Austin Rudder.
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In science:

Special thanks are due to Greg Unwin for providing data from the CSIRO EP series of plots, and to John Rudder for assistance with data processing. Drs. H. C. Dawkins, D. Doley, D. Lamb and an anonymous referee provided helpful comment on an earlier manuscript.
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
Neter, J. and Wasserman, W. (1974) - “Applied Linear Statistical Models: Regression, Analysis of Variance and Experimental Designs” Richard Irwin, Illinois, 842 p. Nicholson, D.I., Henry, N.B. and Rudder, J. (1988) - Stand changes in north Queensland rainforests. roc.
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
Aust. 15: 61-80. Nicholson, D.I., Henry, N.B. and Rudder, J. (1990) - Reply: Disturbance regimes in north Queensland rainforests: A re-evaluation of their relationship to species richness and diversity.
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
Brasseur, G., de Rudder, A., Keating, G.M., Pitts, M.C.: 1987, Response of Middle Atmosphere to Short-Term Solar Ultraviolet Variations.
Eclipses observed by LYRA - a sensitive tool to test the models for the solar irradiance
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