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nosewheel

[nohz-hweel, -weel] /ˈnoʊzˌʰwil, -ˌwil/
noun
1.
the landing wheel under the nose of an aircraft.
Origin of nosewheel
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; nose + wheel
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  • There was a guy—a sergeant—in the maintenance crew who was sticking a hand grenade up in the nose wheel wells.

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British Dictionary definitions for nose wheel

nose wheel

noun
1.
a wheel fitted to the forward end of a vehicle, esp the landing wheel under the nose of an aircraft
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