• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Telemotor (Naut) A hydraulic device by which the movement of the wheel on the bridge operates the steering gear at the stern.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n telemotor A motor used to steer a ship, in which the power generated at a distance from the tiller is transmitted to another motor or apparatus directly connected with the tiller. The transmission of power from the prime motor may be by chains or ropes, or by hydrostatic or pneumatic columns confined in pipes and connected with one or two piston engines for actuating the tiller.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. th^le far + motor,