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rudder

noun [C] uk   /ˈrʌd.ər/ us    //
a flat piece of wood or metal at the back of a boat or aircraft, moved from side to side in order to control the direction of travel
Translations of “rudder”
in Korean 방향타…
in Arabic دَفّة…
in French gouvernail…
in Turkish dümen…
in Italian timone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舵, 方向舵…
in Russian руль…
in Polish ster…
in Spanish timón…
in Portuguese leme, timão…
in German das Steuerruder, das Seitenruder…
in Catalan timó…
in Japanese (船の)かじ, (飛行機の)方向舵…
in Chinese (Simplified) 舵, 方向舵…
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