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

 

steerage

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstɪərɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪrɪdʒ//
 
[uncountable] Parts of boats and ships
 
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(in the past) the part of a ship where passengers with the cheapest tickets used to travel steerage passengers See related entries: Parts of boats and ships
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: steerage