steering wheel


Definition of steering wheel

: a handwheel by means of which one steers

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The cold-weather group, $995, added heated front seats and steering wheel and remote start system. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jeep Gladiator: the mudder of midsize pickups," 14 July 2019 Most of the plants based in Matamoros form part of the thriving supply chain of the North American automotive industry, producing parts such as rearview mirrors and steering wheels. Juan Montes, WSJ, "Strikes at Low-Wage Plants Signal Revival of Labor Demands in Mexico," 13 Feb. 2019 Cars slammed on brakes, wrenched steering wheels, and skidded in heavy traffic to avoid the innocents. Sainted & Tainted Writers, Twin Cities, "Tainted: You dropped kittens out of a car window on the highway. What kind of person does that?," 29 June 2019 Rules now dictate tire integrity, roof strength, door latches, steering wheels, knee bolsters, bumpers, lights, seats, safety belts and shoulder straps, air bags, and window tinting. Dan Albert, Vox, "Driverless cars are coming. We’ll miss the thrill of the ride.," 21 June 2019 Myrick sat behind the two-spoke, two-tone steering wheel in the 17-foot, 7-inch-long Impala. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1959 Chevrolet Impala: A big yet nimble car," 14 June 2019 The shareholder meeting had some ups and downs — from a member of animal rights group PETA asking about vegan steering wheels to a discussion about Model 3 demand. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The biggest news from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder meeting," 12 June 2019 Springs of every size and weight, sway bars, flips, toggles and steering wheels—every corner is full. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019 More: Here's what a $40K IndyCar steering wheel can do on race track Graham Rahal, the only racer to start the race on the black primary tires, crashed on turns 13 and 14. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Grand Prix: Scott Dixon wins Dual I, full results," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of steering wheel

1750, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steering wheel was in 1750

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English Language Learners Definition of steering wheel

: a wheel in a vehicle that the driver turns to steer the vehicle

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Kids Definition of steering wheel

: a wheel that allows a driver to control the direction of a vehicle

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not constant or steady

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