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Meaning of steerage

steer•age

Pronunciation: (stēr'ij), [key]
— n.
  1. a part or division of a ship, formerly the part containing the steering apparatus.
  2. (in a passenger ship) the part or accommodations allotted to the passengers who travel at the cheapest rate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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