left rudder


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left rudder

[′left ¦rəd·ər]
(navigation)
The operation of moving the rudder, and consequently the bow of the ship, to port.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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