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An example use of rudder in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… center board and rudder and they do they …”
A rudder is a steering device on a ship or boat that is used to steer the vessel.
the word rudder occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rudder can be often used in the following areas:
1) transport and travel;