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rud·der

 (rŭd′ər)
n.
1.
a. A vertically hinged plate of metal, fiberglass, or wood mounted at the stern of a ship or boat for directing its course.
b. A similar structure at the tail of an aircraft, used for effecting horizontal changes in course.
2. A controlling agent or influence over direction; a guide.

[Middle English ruder, from Old English rōther, steering oar; see erə- in Indo-European roots.]

rudder

(ˈrʌdə)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical a pivoted vertical vane that projects into the water at the stern of a vessel and can be controlled by a tiller, wheel, or other apparatus to steer the vessel
2. (Aeronautics) a vertical control surface attached to the rear of the fin used to steer an aircraft, in conjunction with the ailerons
3. anything that guides or directs
[Old English rōther; related to Old French rōther, Old High German ruodar, Old Norse rōthr. See row2]
ˈrudderless adj

rud•der

(ˈrʌd ər)

n.
1. a vertical blade at the stern of a vessel that can be turned to change the vessel's direction when in motion.
2. a movable control surface attached to a vertical stabilizer, located at the rear of an airplane and used, along with the ailerons, to turn the airplane.
3. any means of directing or guiding a course.
[before 900; Middle English rodder, rother, ruder, Old English rōther, c. Old Frisian rōther, Middle Dutch rōder (Dutch roer), Old High German ruodar (German Ruder); akin to row2]
rud′der•less, adj.

rudder

- First meant "paddle" or "oar."
See also related terms for paddle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rudder - a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changesrudder - a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
vertical tail - the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
2.rudder - (nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
rudder blade - the vertical blade on a rudder
rudderpost, rudderstock - a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot
steering mechanism, steering system - a mechanism by which something is steered (especially a motor vehicle)
tiller - lever used to turn the rudder on a boat
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
Translations
دَفَّة الطائِرَهدَفَّه السَّفينَه
kormidlo
halerorror
peräsin
kormánylapátoldalkormány
stÿri
gubernaculum
vairalazdė
stūre
cârmă
krmilo

rudder

[ˈrʌdəʳ] N (Naut, Aer) → timón m

rudder

[ˈrʌdər] ngouvernail m

rudder

n (Naut, Aviat) → Ruder nt

rudder

[ˈrʌdəʳ] n (Naut) → timone m (Aer) → timone di direzione

rudder

(ˈradə) noun
1. a flat piece of wood, metal etc fixed to the back of a boat for steering.
2. a similar device on an aircraft.
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The lack of adherence of technical guidance warnings and cautions came to bear when a maintenance crew was required to remove an aircraft rudder.
The safety board is recommending the Federal Aviation Administration revise standards for the design of aircraft rudder controls on all planes.
In other company news, Boeing has agreed with a Federal Aviation Administration recommendation to implement new pilot emergency procedures, mechanical inspections and training for commercial pilots and mechanics to alert them to aircraft rudder problems.

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