steering wheel


: a handwheel by means of which one steers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bright Indigo Blue stitching is found on the steering wheel, the door panels, the shift boot and the Recaro performance seats. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 9 Feb. 2023 The solution was a tilt-away steering wheel and audacious gullwing doors, a design synonymous with supercars ever since. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2023 Grand Prix car has a mahogany steering wheel, plush gray interior and is entirely open-air, with no roof. Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2023 Kacey received games for his Nintendo Switch, a Mario Kart steering wheel, tablet, stylus, keyboard and more. Bill Jones, Chicago Tribune, 27 Dec. 2022 As a result, Apple’s upcoming car will feature a significantly less ambitious design, complete with a steering wheel, an accelerator, and a brake pedal. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 6 Dec. 2022 Other enhancements include a flat-bottom sport steering wheel (covered in perforated Nappa leather), AMG floor pedals, and AMG floor mats. Michael Harley, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Models like this employ what designers and Lego fans call the hand of God—a shaft connecting an easy-to-turn element on top of the car that controls the front wheels without turning the steering wheel in a crowded cockpit. Sal Vaglica, Car and Driver, 21 Jan. 2023 Alford nudged the steering wheel just often enough that the car never warned him to pay attention. Christopher Cox, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steering wheel was in 1750

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“Steering wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

steering wheel

: a wheel for steering something by hand

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