1. steering mechanism a mechanism by which something is steered
  2. firing mechanism the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
  3. rotating mechanism a mechanism that rotates
  4. servomechanism control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system
  5. defense mechanism (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  6. defence mechanism (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  7. Turing machine a hypothetical computer with an infinitely long memory tape
  8. string cheese cheese formed in long strings twisted together
  9. gear mechanism a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
  10. stringent demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
  11. stringency conscientious attention to rules and details
  12. strangeness the quality of being alien or not native
  13. action mechanism the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
  14. strongman a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence
  15. steering gear a gear that couples the steering wheel to the steering linkage of a motor vehicle
  16. strangulation the act of suffocating by constricting the windpipe
  17. strong-minded having a determined will
  18. sewing machine a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing
  19. stamping machine a power tool that stamps
  20. steering linkage mechanism consisting of a system of rods and levers connected to the front wheels of a motor vehicle; the steering gear pushes it left or right which swivels the front wheels, causing the vehicle to turn