Definition of steer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//stɪə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪr//
    Farm animals
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  1. 1[singular] (British English) a piece of advice or information that helps you do something or avoid a problem Can anyone give me a steer on this? Do you know somebody working there who could give you a steer? I’d really appreciate a steer in the right direction.
  2. 2 [countable] a bull (= a male cow) that has been castrated (= had part of its sex organs removed), kept for its meat compare bullock, ox See related entries: Farm animals
  3. Word Originnoun Old English stēor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stier and German Stier.
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