Definitions for oversteerˈoʊ vərˌstɪər; ˌoʊ vərˈstɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•steerˈoʊ vərˌstɪər; ˌoʊ vərˈstɪər(n.; v.)

  1. a tendency of an automobile to turn more sharply than the driver intends.

    Category: Automotive

  2. (v.i.)to exhibit oversteer.

    Category: Automotive

Origin of oversteer:

1935–40

Wiktionary

  1. oversteer(Noun)

    The condition in which the rear wheels of a car don't follow the desired curve while cornering, the rear wheels losing a degree of traction and so skidding off the required line into a spin.

  2. oversteer(Verb)

    to lose the control of one's vehicle in a corner due to rear wheels sliding and not following the front wheels

  3. Origin: over + steer

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