power steering
noun Date: 1932 an automotive steering system with engine power used to amplify the torque applied at the steering wheel by the driver

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Power steering — helps drivers steer vehicles by augmenting steering effort of the steering wheel. It does this by adding controlled energy to the steering mechanism, so the driver needs to provide only modest effort regardless of conditions. In particular, power …   Wikipedia

  • power steering — power .steering also power assisted steering n [U] a system for ↑steering a vehicle which uses power from the vehicle s engine and so needs less effort from the driver ▪ Most new cars now have power steering …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • power steering — ► NOUN ▪ steering aided by power from the vehicle s engine …   English terms dictionary

  • power steering — noun uncount a system that makes it easy to turn a car with small movements of the STEERING WHEEL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • power steering — noun automotive steering where engineer power amplifies the torque applied to the steering wheel • Syn: ↑power assisted steering • Hypernyms: ↑steering system, ↑steering mechanism * * * noun [noncount] : a steering system in cars that uses power… …   Useful english dictionary

  • power steering — (PS) A steering system using hydraulic pressure to increase the driver s turning effort. As the driver turns the steering wheel, steering effort is reduced. The pressure is used either in the gearbox itself or in a hydraulic cylinder attached to… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • power steering — Auto. an automotive steering system in which the engine s power is used to supplement the driver s effort in turning the steering wheel. [1930 35] * * *       system to aid the steering of an automobile by use of a hydraulic device (driven from… …   Universalium

  • power steering — N UNCOUNT In a vehicle, power steering is a system for steering which uses power from the engine so that it is easier for the driver to steer the vehicle …   English dictionary

  • power steering — steering wheel which can be easily turned due to a mechanical aid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • power steering — pow′er steer′ing n. aum an automotive steering system in which the engine s power is used to supplement the driver s effort in turning the steering wheel • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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