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steelhead a rainbow trout that migrates to the sea before returning to spawn in fresh water.
steel mill a factory in which steel is made and processed; steelworks.
steelpan a percussion instrument originating in Trinidad, traditionally made from a metal oil drum. A steelpan has a bowl-like shape, and different notes are produced by striking distinct indented areas within the bowl; steel drum.
steel wool a ball or pad made of fine threadlike steel shavings, that is used for cleaning and polishing.
steelworker a person who works in a steel mill.
steely resembling steel in color, hardness, or strength. [3 definitions]
steelyard a balance or scale, consisting of two unequal arms, in which the object to be weighed is suspended from the shorter arm and its weight determined by a movable counterpoise that slides along the graduated longer arm.
steenbok a small antelope found in grassy areas of eastern and southern Africa.
steep1 having a sharp slope or incline. [3 definitions]
steep2 to submerge and leave in a liquid, esp. for extracting an essential element, cleaning, or softening; soak. [5 definitions]
steepen to incline at a greater angle.
steeple a tall, narrow structure on top of a building, often including a pointed spire. [2 definitions]
steeplechase a long race during which riders on horseback leap over natural or artificial obstacles. [2 definitions]
steeplejack someone who builds or repairs steeples or other tall structures.
steer1 to cause to move in a desired direction, as with a steering wheel, oar, rudder, or the like. [5 definitions]
steer2 a castrated male ox or other bovine animal, usu. raised for its meat.
steerage the part of a passenger ship containing the cheapest cabins.
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.