wheelhouse

[hweel-hous, weel-]
noun, plural wheelhouses [hweel-hou-ziz, weel-] .
Idioms
2.
in one’s wheelhouse,
a.
Baseball. (of a pitch) within the zone that is most advantageous for a batter to hit a home run.
b.
within one’s area of expertise or interest: There are some subjects that are in your wheelhouse and some that are not.
3.
in the same wheelhouse, very similar and usually in the same category: The two folk singers are in the same wheelhouse.

Origin:
1805–15; wheel + house

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wheelhouse (ˈwiːlˌhaʊs)
 
n
another term for pilot house

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Example sentences
The suggester plugged up the raceway and made a vent in the wheelhouse that
  provided the needed additional fresh air.
Nets of recently harvested marine sponges are drying on the top of the boat's
  wheelhouse.
The fieldwork recorded the vessel's features including its intact wooden hull,
  wheelhouse and trawl winch.
Freshly caught tuna hung from the mast and hundreds of green drinking coconuts
  filled the deck and wheelhouse.
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