Which what now?

The first proper noun, I do believe, that I have chosen so far. I’m not sure I quite grasp the principle, but it sounds good to me.

Ackermann, n.

[The name of Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), German-born coach-builder and publisher.]

Used attrib. with reference to steering systems designed in accordance with the principle (the Ackermann principle) that in order to minimize lateral skid while turning, the extensions of the centre lines of the wheel axles must intersect at the centre of the arc on which the vehicle turns.

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