What does rudder mean?

Definitions for rudder
ˈrʌd ərrud·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruddernoun

    a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes

  2. ruddernoun

    (nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel

Wiktionary

  1. ruddernoun

    An underwater vane used to steer a vessel. The rudder is controlled by means of a wheel, tiller or other apparatus (modern vessels can be controlled even with a joystick or an autopilot).

  2. ruddernoun

    A control surface on the vertical stabilizer of a fixed-wing aircraft or an autogyro. On some craft, the entire vertical stabilizer comprises the rudder. The rudder is controlled by foot-operated control pedals.

  3. Etymology: roþor, from rōþran, from rōanan "to row" from ere- + -þran, instrumental suffix. Akin to rowan. More at rōwan, -þor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Wikipedia

  1. Rudder

    A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other vehicle that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water). On an aircraft the rudder is used primarily to counter adverse yaw and p-factor and is not the primary control used to turn the airplane. A rudder operates by redirecting the fluid past the hull or fuselage, thus imparting a turning or yawing motion to the craft. In basic form, a rudder is a flat plane or sheet of material attached with hinges to the craft's stern, tail, or after end. Often rudders are shaped so as to minimize hydrodynamic or aerodynamic drag. On simple watercraft, a tiller—essentially, a stick or pole acting as a lever arm—may be attached to the top of the rudder to allow it to be turned by a helmsman. In larger vessels, cables, pushrods, or hydraulics may be used to link rudders to steering wheels. In typical aircraft, the rudder is operated by pedals via mechanical linkages or hydraulics.

ChatGPT

  1. rudder

    A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a medium such as air or water. It is a flat piece, usually of wood, metal, or plastic, hinged vertically near the stern of a vessel and used for steering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruddernoun

    a riddle or sieve

  2. Ruddernoun

    the mechanical appliance by means of which a vessel is guided or steered when in motion. It is a broad and flat blade made of wood or iron, with a long shank, and is fastened in an upright position, usually by one edge, to the sternpost of the vessel in such a way that it can be turned from side to side in the water by means of a tiller, wheel, or other attachment

  3. Ruddernoun

    fig.: That which resembles a rudder as a guide or governor; that which guides or governs the course

  4. Etymology: [OE. rother, AS. rer a paddle; akin to D. roer rudder, oar, G. ruder, OHG. roadar, Sw. roder, ror, Dan. roer, ror. 8. See Row to propel with an oar, and cf. Rother. ]

Wikidata

  1. Rudder

    A rudder is a device used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a medium. On an aircraft the rudder is used primarily to counter adverse yaw and p-factor and is not the primary control used to turn the airplane. A rudder operates by redirecting the fluid past the hull or fuselage, thus imparting a turning or yawing motion to the craft. In basic form, a rudder is a flat plane or sheet of material attached with hinges to the craft's stern, tail, or after end. Often rudders are shaped so as to minimize hydrodynamic or aerodynamic drag. On simple watercraft, a tiller—essentially, a stick or pole acting as a lever arm—may be attached to the top of the rudder to allow it to be turned by a helmsman. In larger vessels, cables, pushrods, or hydraulics may be used to link rudders to steering wheels. In typical aircraft, the rudder is operated by pedals via mechanical linkages or hydraulics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rudder

    rud′ėr, n. the instrument by which a ship is rowed or steered, its primitive form an oar working at the stern: that which guides anything: a bird's tail-feather.—ns. Rudd′er-band, a gearing with which the rudder is braced when the ship is at anchor; Rudd′er-brace, a strap to receive a pintle of the rudder; Rudd′er-brake, a compressor for controlling the rudder in a seaway; Rudd′er-chain, a strong chain often shackled to the after-part of a rudder to prevent its loss; Rudd′er-coat, a covering of tarred canvas used to prevent water rushing in at the rudder-hole; Rudd′er-fish, the pilot-fish: the amber-fish: the barrel-fish.—adj. Rudd′erless, having no rudder.—ns. Rudd′er-post, the shank of a rudder, having the blade at one end and the attachments at the other; Rudd′er-stock, the blade of the rudder, connected by hinges with the sternpost of a vessel; Rudd′er-trunk, a casing of wood fitted into the post, through which the rudder-stock is inserted; Rudd′er-wheel, a small wheel at the end of a plough helping to guide it. [A.S. róther; Ger. ruder, an oar.]

  2. Rudder

    rud′ėr, n. a riddle or sieve.—v.t. Rudd′le, to sift together: to mix, as through a sieve.

CrunchBase

  1. Rudder

    Rudder, formerly Spendview, is a personalized financial management tool that allows users to separate and classify income, expenses, and how they want to spend money. Rudder keeps track of daily account balances, upcoming bills, outstanding payments on credit cards, and will allow for designated percentages to be set aside for savings. The product includes a Budgeting tool, Personal Budget Calculator, and an Excel budget worksheet, among other services. To protect security, the site does not require personal information, other than email, for login or signup, and does not keep records of bank account numbers. Based in Houston, TX

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rudder

    The appendage attached by pintles and braces to the stern-post of a vessel, by which its course through the water is governed. It is formed of several pieces of timber, of which the main one is generally of oak, extending the whole length. Tiphys is said to have been its inventor. The Anglo-Saxon name was steor-roper.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RUDDER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rudder is ranked #11560 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rudder surname appeared 2,719 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Rudder.

    76.5% or 2,080 total occurrences were White.
    16.7% or 455 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 76 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 70 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 23 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rudder in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rudder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of rudder in a Sentence

  1. The BEA:

    The voice recorder tells you a lot about operations and the state of awareness of pilots. But it won't tell you the rudder or engine settings, for example.

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.

  3. Thomas Carlyle:

    A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.

  4. Kevin Dykstra:

    There was no rudder on the boat, that was kind of telling to us that the ship probably weathered a storm; otherwise, there would probably be a rudder on it.

  5. Joe Biden:

    I admire Pope Francis deeply and I’m excited about his upcoming visit, pope Francis has become a moral rudder for the world on some of the most important issues of our time, from inequality to climate change. I look forward to seeing him again soon.

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