With her small area of exposed sail and with the wind buffeting her, she had halted and paid off, lacking steerageway.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
They were towed beside the other under bare steerageway.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Off the Battery, they sidle to us in coy appeal, but we carry bare steerageway.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone