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missunderstood's avatar

What is the "Steering Wheel" on a boat called?

Asked by missunderstood (45points) May 5th, 2008
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cheebdragon's avatar

helm ~ the wheel or handle by which a ship is steered
Example: He asked me to take the helm (= steer the ship).
Arabic: مِقْوَد، زمام الأمور
Chinese (Simplified): 舵
Chinese (Traditional): 舵
Czech: kormidlo
Danish: ror
Dutch: roer
Estonian: tüür
Finnish: peräsin, ruori
French: barre
German: das Steuerruder
Greek: πηδάλιο
Hungarian: kormányrúd, -kerék
Icelandic: stÿri
Indonesian: kemudi
Italian: timone
Japanese: 舵
Korean: (배의) 키
Latvian: stūre; stūresrats
Lithuanian: vairas
Norwegian: ror
Polish: ster
Portuguese (Brazil): leme, timão
Portuguese (Portugal): leme
Romanian: cârmă
Russian: руль; штурвал
Slovak: kormidlo
Slovenian: krmilo
Spanish: timón
Swedish: roder, rorkult
Turkish: dümen yekesi

shrubbery's avatar

Helm is a verb as well as a noun. To helm is to steer/navigate/captain the ship/boat/yacht, and the helm is the steering wheel and compass and navigational equipment etc.

stevenb's avatar

In the navy we called it the ships wheel. “Man the ships wheel, ya scurvy dog!”

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