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wheelhouse

[ weel-hous, hweel- ]
/ ˈwilˌhaʊs, ˈʰwil- /
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Definition of wheelhouse

noun, plural wheel·hous·es [weel-hou-ziz, hweel-]. /ˈwilˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈʰwil-/.
an area of expertise: This product plays directly into marketing’s wheelhouse.Critical thinking is the wheelhouse of the liberal arts.
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Idioms about wheelhouse

    in one’s wheelhouse,
    1. Baseball. (of a pitch) within the zone that is most advantageous for a batter to hit a home run.
    2. within one’s area of expertise or interest: There are some subjects that are in your wheelhouse and some that are not.
    in the same wheelhouse, very similar and usually in the same category: The two folk singers are in the same wheelhouse.

Origin of wheelhouse

First recorded in 1805–15; wheel + house
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British Dictionary definitions for wheelhouse

wheelhouse
/ (ˈwiːlˌhaʊs) /

noun
another term for pilot house
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