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steering wheel

a wheel used by a driver, pilot, or the like, to steer an automobile, ship, etc.
Origin of steering wheel
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for steering wheel
  • Simpler alternative with much of the benefit: activate brakes by squeezing steering wheel.
  • Now it appears that talking on a phone even when both hands are on the steering wheel is dangerous too.
  • Switching between the different modes is done by one of a pair of paddles on the steering wheel.
  • The only challenge comes from pretending to hold a steering wheel in mid-air to direct your race car.
  • He removed his hands from the steering wheel and gripped the armrests on either side of him.
  • Then the light changed, and he took hold of the steering wheel again.
  • They drove their parents' cars in the evening, their seats pushed back and their arms stretched out to reach the steering wheel.
  • The steering wheel is smaller than expected, and the pint-sized dials are set deep in the console.
  • The magnesium steering wheel weighs a little more than a pound.
  • So, even if you get the car started without a key, you may not be able to turn the steering wheel.
British Dictionary definitions for steering wheel

steering wheel

a wheel turned by the driver of a motor vehicle, ship, etc, when he wishes to change direction. It is connected to the front wheels, rudder, etc
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