steering wheel


a wheel used by a driver, pilot, or the like, to steer an automobile, ship, etc.

Origin of steering wheel

First recorded in 1740–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for steering wheel

Historical Examples of steering wheel

  • The steering-wheel is made of a wheel from an old alarm clock.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • I know, you both know, that the steering-wheel is the only weapon in the driver's grasp.

    The Flying Mercury

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • In front of Hingeston as he sat at the steering-wheel were two dials.

  • Again his thumb, hardened with file and wrench and steering-wheel, touched hers.

    The Trail of the Hawk

    Sinclair Lewis

  • Now once more Jeremy's steering-wheel was proving its worth.

    The Black Buccaneer

    Stephen W. Meader

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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