Steering

Steering is the term applied to the collection of components, linkages, etc. which will allow a vessel (ship, boat) or vehicle (car, motorcycle, bicycle) to follow the desired course. An exception is the case of rail transport by which rail tracks combined together with railroad switches (and also known as 'points' in British English) provide the steering function.

Read more about Steering:  Introduction, Watercraft Steering, Aircraft and Hovercraft Steering, Other Types of Steering

Famous quotes containing the word steering:

    Behind the steering wheel
    The boy took out his own forehead.
    His girlfriend’s head was a green bag
    Of narcissus stems. “OK you win
    But meet me anyway at Cohen’s Drug Store
    In 22 minutes.”
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    The boat is made of dry reeds, and a monkey is steering it.
    Punjabi proverb, trans. by Gurinder Singh Mann.

    In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round,—for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost,—do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)