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rudder

rud·der

rudder

 
 
pronunciation:
ruh dr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a movable vertical blade at the rear end of a ship or airplane, used to control direction.
definition 2: something that similarly controls or guides direction, such as a leader or an ideal.
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derivation: rudderless (adj.)
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  airplane, boat