[ US /ˈɹədɝ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈʌdɐ/ ]
  1. a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes
  2. (nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel
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How To Use rudder In A Sentence

  • The theory I do not accept: one simply folds his sails, unships his rudder, and waits the will of Providence, or the arrival of some compelling fate. Saunterings
  • And a rudderless ship is ill suited to the task. Times, Sunday Times
  • In its original form, this involved saints like Columba taking to his coracle (that bobbing teacup of a leather boat, without rudder or oars), trusting the waves to carry him wherever they might.
  • Then he arose and clomb the mast to see an there were any escape from that strait; and he would have loosed the sails; but the wind redoubled upon the ship and whirled her round thrice and drave her backwards; whereupon her rudder brake and she fell off towards a high mountain. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • IAI and Cyclone Aviation Products Ltd in Carmiel manufacture the ventral fins, rudders, horizontal stabilisers and engine access doors.
  • But problems with the rudders in his self-built craft meant that he had to stop after nine hours. Times, Sunday Times
  • The rudder blade is - balance, double plate(Sentence dictionary), stream - line type. Able to turn to 350 rudder angle side.
  • Stubborn had survived one of the worst attacks of the war, despite the loss of her aft hydroplanes and rudder, and had carried out the deepest-ever dive at the time, to an estimated 165m!
  • Flight Controls Ailerons, rudder and elevator driven by twin hydraulic servo-actuators, and push-pull rod linkage.
  • Lucas found that neither the gyrocompass nor the rudder angle indicator worked. The Attack on the Liberty
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