pilot wheel

noun

Definition of pilot wheel

: a wheel usually with handles projecting from the rim for traversing the saddle of a machine tool or for operating any of the feeds by hand

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History and Etymology for pilot wheel

so called from its resemblance to the wheel used in steering ships

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“Pilot wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilot%20wheel. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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