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o•ver•steer



Pronunciation: (
n.ō'vur-stēr";
v.ō"vur-stēr'),
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n.
handling of an automotive vehicle that causes turns that are sharper than the driver intends because the rear wheels slide to the outside of the turn before the front wheels lose traction.

v.i.
(of an automotive vehicle) to undergo or handle with an oversteer, esp. excessively. Cf. understeer.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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