[ weel-hous, hweel- ]

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

Idioms about wheelhouse

  1. in one’s wheelhouse,

    • Baseball. (of a pitch) within the zone that is most advantageous for a batter to hit a home run.

    • within one’s area of expertise or interest: There are some subjects that are in your wheelhouse and some that are not.

  2. 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

Words Nearby wheelhouse

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How to use wheelhouse in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for wheelhouse


/ (ˈwiːlˌhaʊs) /

  1. another term for pilot house

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