Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
Sideways force exerted by the tyres when the steering is out of the straight-ahead position. It is the resistance of the tyres to the road surface that allows the car to be steered. The extent of the force varies widely with the condition of the tyres and the road surface.