• WordNet 3.6
    • n steerer a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
    • n steerer the person who steers a ship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Steerer One who steers; as, a boat steerer .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n steerer One who or that which steers; a steersman.
    • n steerer In a tricycle, the rod and small wheel by which the machine is turned about and guided: called front steerer or back steerer according to its place on the machine.
    • n steerer In bunko swindling, one who steers or leads his victim to the rendezvous; a bunko-steerer.
    • n steerer A machine for controlling the rudder of a boat or yacht. It consists essentially of a hand steering-wheel which controls the rudder-head by means of a screw or by gearing. In the screw type the wheel is on a screw-arbor carrying a large nut having wings at right angles with the screw. Each wing has a slot, and the rudder-head carries corresponding wings, one of which carries a steel pin that fits in the slot at either the right or the left of the rudder-head. Turning the wheel causes the nut to travel on the screw, and its motion, through the pin, causes the rudder-head to turn to the right or left. In the rack-and-pinion type the rudder-head supports a quadrant having at its outer edge a quadrant-rack. The wheel controls an arbor which carries a pinion that meshes into the quadrant-rack, and any motion of the wheel causes the quadrant and the rudder to turn to the right or left.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Steerer a man who steers a ship
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. steóran, stýran, to steer; Ger. steuern.


In literature:

Behind were Jack and Billy as steerers, and three or four more stood up on the sides and hung on to the others.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
Two boats were instantly sent in chase of the fugitives, who were the armourer, two boat-steerers, and three seamen.
"The Two Whalers" by W.H.G. Kingston
And then it was that the sharp eyes of the old boat-steerer descried my arm above the surface, not many yards away.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
Half a dozen strokes sent the boat to within striking distance and the boat-header called to his boat-steerer to 'Stand up.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
The woman; the main steerer.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
Wait until I get the old spinning wheel for a steerer.
"The Curlytops Snowed In" by Howard R. Garis
I soon gained dexterity enough to reach the position of boat-steerer, and I was appointed to this.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
But we were so close that old Bacon, the boat-steerer, made up his mind that we could catch him.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
Jim had become too good a steerer to be beaten now.
"The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon" by Wyn Roosevelt
The boat-steerer stands up with a harpoon ready.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous

In news:

Rokbed mount puts phone on steerer tube.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says the alloy steerer tube on certain Nova Fusion bicycles could separate from the fork causing the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
SR Suntour Axon ELD $830 (tapered steerer) / An electric fork.

In science:

SVD (singular value decomposition) SVD is a numerical algorithm to ‘invert’ nonsquare or singular matrices. Applied to the beam response matrix, it allows to use all steerers to reduce all orbit displacements simultaneously.
The Evolution of the DELTA Control System
The feedback system uses 43 beam position monitors, 30 horizontal and 26 vertical steerer magnets.
The Evolution of the DELTA Control System
The range of the steerers is ±3.1 mrad in the horizontal plane and ±1.1 mrad in the vertical plane. The resolution is 2.4
The Evolution of the DELTA Control System
To determine the beam position in each cavity a procedure based on Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) is used and the details are described in ref. . At the beginning of the measurement a calibration was made. The beam was moved in a 2D grid manner by changing the steerer current.
Performance of a Downconverter Test-electronics with MTCA-based Digitizers for Beam Position Monitoring in 3.9 GHz Accelerating Cavities