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Words with nautical origins.

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steerage

PRONUNCIATION:
(STEER-ij)

MEANING:
noun: The part of a ship offered to those traveling at the cheapest rate.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the fact that originally this section was located near the rudder of the ship.

USAGE:
"The seats in steerage are too small and close together, and spending nine hours in one is a dreadful way for a big guy to start a vacation."
Christopher Elliott; Don't Always Rely On Awards Miles; The Sacramento Bee (California); Aug 17, 2008.

See more usage examples of steerage in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)

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