Rudder vs Ridder - What's the difference?

rudder | ridder |


As nouns the difference between rudder and ridder

is that rudder is (nautical) an underwater vane used to steer a vessel the rudder is controlled by means of a wheel, tiller or other apparatus (modern vessels can be controlled even with a joystick or an autopilot) while ridder is one who, or that which, rids.

rudder

English

Noun

(wikipedia rudder) (en noun)
  • (nautical) An underwater vane used to steer a vessel. The rudder is controlled by means of a wheel, tiller or other apparatus (modern vessels can be controlled even with a joystick or an autopilot).
  • (aeronautics) A control surface on the vertical stabilizer of a fixed-wing aircraft or an autogyro. On some craft, the entire vertical stabilizer comprises the rudder. The rudder is controlled by foot-operated control pedals.
  • A riddle or sieve.
  • (figurative) That which resembles a rudder as a guide or governor; that which guides or governs the course.
  • * Hudibras
  • For rhyme the rudder is of verses.

    Derived terms

    * balance rudder * bow rudder * drop rudder * rudder blade * rudder chain * rudder coat * rudderfish * rudderhead * rudder pendants

    See also

    * tiller

    ridder

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, rids.
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