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steering wheel

noun
1.
a wheel used by a driver, pilot, or the like, to steer an automobile, ship, etc.
Origin of steering wheel
1740-1750
1740-50
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  • Mechanically Antony grasped the steering wheel as he had seen others grasp it and turned to his companion.

    An Idyll of All Fools' Day Josephine Daskam Bacon
  • Her hands pushed at the steering wheel as though she were pushing the car.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • He tried the starter, glanced into the gas tank, and then got in behind the steering wheel.

  • Linda laid her hands on the steering wheel and started the car.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The sailor answered for himself, though he was really speaking to Captain Crane, who was at the steering wheel.

British Dictionary definitions for steering wheel

steering wheel

noun
1.
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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