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steerageway the minimum forward speed at which a ship can be maneuvered.
steer clear of to keep away from; avoid.
steering committee a committee that determines the schedule and business agenda of a legislative body or the like.
steering wheel a wheel that is turned by a driver, helmsman, pilot, or the like to control the direction of a land vehicle, vessel, or aircraft.
steersman a man who steers a boat or ship; helmsman.
stegosaur any of several plant-eating dinosaurs having a small head and a double row of bony plates and spikes along the backbone.
stein a large, usu. ceramic mug, sometimes having a hinged lid, used esp. for beer. [2 definitions]
steinbok variant of steenbok.
stele an upright stone slab or pillar bearing an inscription or design that is used as a monument, marker, or the like. [3 definitions]
stellar of, pertaining to, or resembling a star or stars. [2 definitions]
stellate shaped like a star; radiating from the center.
stem1 the main axis of a plant, usu. above ground, from which branches, leaves, flowers, or fruits may arise. [9 definitions]
stem2 to stop the flow of; dam up; stanch. [5 definitions]
stem3 an upright, usu. curved beam at the bow of a nautical vessel, into which the side timbers are jointed. [2 definitions]
stem cell a type of undifferentiated cell found in embryos or bodies of multicellular organisms, which reproduces by division and has the potential to become a specialized cell, such as a brain, muscle, blood, or bone cell.
stemma in ancient Rome, a listing of the genealogy of a family; family tree. [2 definitions]
stemmed having a stem. [2 definitions]
stemware vessels for beverages or desserts, usu. made of glass or crystal, that are mounted on long, footed stems.
stem-winding wound by turning a knob attached to the end of a stem.
stench an unpleasant or foul odor; stink.
stencil a sheet of some material impervious to paint, inks, or the like out of which letters or a pattern has been cut, so that paint, ink, or the like can pass through to form a design on the underlying surface. [4 definitions]