nosewheel

[nohz-hweel, -weel]
noun
the landing wheel under the nose of an aircraft.

Origin:
1930–35; nose + wheel

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Example sentences
When the third wheel is located on the nose, it is called a nosewheel, and the
  design is referred to as a tricycle gear.
After the nosewheel is lowered to the runway, moderate braking should be
  applied.
Apron installed switching devices are occasionally required at the final
  nosewheel location.
The captain noticed the left drift also and used the nosewheel tiller to help
  steer.
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