The compartment containing the steering gear.


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RUDDER STOCK

A vertical rudder shaft that connects to the steering gear

GROSS TONNAGE

Gross tonnage includes a ships internal volume, excluding such spaces as the peak, double bottom, deep tanks used only for water ballast, bridge, forecastle, open-ended poop, certain light and air spaces, skylights, anchor and steering gear spaces, toilets, the wheelhouse, and certain passenger spaces

TELEMOTOR

A device for controlling the application of power at a distance, especially one by which the steering gear of a vessel is con- trolled from the wheel house.

SHIMS

Pieces of thin metal used for adjusting alignment positions or clearances in mechanical systems such as steering gear or engine to shaft alignment.

PARALLEL LINKAGE

An automotive steering system that has a short idler arm mounted parallel to the pitman arm.

KNUCKLE POST

A post which acts as the pivot for the steering knuckle in an automobile.

KINGPIN

[MECHENG] The pin for articulation between an automobile stub axle and an axle-beam or steering head. Also known as swivel pin.

IDLER ARM

In an automotive steering system, a link that supports the tie rod and transmits steering motion to both wheels through the ends of the tie rod.

GYROPILOT

An automatic device for steering a vessel by means of control signals received from a gyrocompass. Also called AUTOPILOT

RUDDER

A vertical plate or board for steering a boat.

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