nose·​wheel | \ ˈnōz-ˌ(h)wēl How to pronounce nosewheel (audio) \

Definition of nosewheel

: a landing-gear wheel under the nose of an airplane

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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, "Why the Super Guppy Is Such a Badass Plane," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of nosewheel

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Nosewheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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