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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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  • Weaver came to himself a bit and grabbed frantically for brake and throttle and steering-wheel all at once, it looked like.

    The Range Dwellers B. M. Bower
  • Porter started the motor and stepped forward 111 to the steering-wheel.

    The Girl and The Bill Bannister Merwin
  • Again his thumb, hardened with file and wrench and steering-wheel, touched hers.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • Meanwhile Orme reached for the steering-wheel with his free arm.

    The Girl and The Bill Bannister Merwin
  • He was on his feet, his body crouched low over the steering-wheel, which he grasped in his vise-like hands.

    Friday, the Thirteenth Thomas W. Lawson
  • Blacken the brake and steering-wheel and the spokes and rims of the wheels.

    The Boy Craftsman A. Neely Hall
  • By a supreme effort of will Blount swung himself up behind the steering-wheel and let the clutch in.

  • Would the steering-wheel be any good, I wonder, or would they have to have a rudder?

    The Campfire Girls Go Motoring Hildegard G. Frey
  • There was some satisfaction in having a hand like Jerry's on the steering-wheel.

    The Reclaimers Margaret Hill McCarter
  • He pushed back the throttle on his steering-wheel and stopped the engine.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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