nosewheel

noun

nose·​wheel ˈnōz-ˌ(h)wēl How to pronounce nosewheel (audio)
: a landing-gear wheel under the nose of an airplane

Examples of nosewheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The propellers come from Lockheed's C-130 Hercules, and the nosewheel is from a Boeing 707—a true frankenplane. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nosewheel was in 1934

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“Nosewheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosewheel. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

nosewheel

noun
nose·​wheel -ˌhwēl How to pronounce nosewheel (audio)
-ˌwēl
: a landing-gear wheel under the nose of an aircraft
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