steering wheel


Definition of steering wheel 

: a handwheel by means of which one steers

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Start by cleaning your gardening tools, steering wheel, carpet or wherever else the residue might hide. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of a Poison Ivy Rash and Stop Itching Like Crazy," 13 July 2018 After Tesla switched to using synthetic leather for its seats, other items like steering wheels and gear shifts were still made with real leather. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "Elon Musk Shares a New Image of the Tesla Model Y," 6 June 2018 SB1885 Asks the Department of Transportation to review federal safety standards to pinpoint which ones might create barriers for autonomous vehicles, such as rules requiring steering wheels, and to suggest alternative language within six months. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Uber crash sparks talk of tighter rules for self-driving cars," 1 Apr. 2018 Temperatures were taken on dashboards, steering wheels and seats. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Does parking in shade REALLY make a difference in Phoenix?," 16 June 2016 The buses can seat 14 passengers, but there’s no driver’s seat or steering wheel, according to the BBC. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Baidu will launch its autonomous buses in Japan next year," 4 July 2018 Finally, the top-of-the-line Optima SX includes a trim-specific steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and available two-tone leather seating surfaces in red and black. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "2019 Kia Optima: Slim and Trim Changes," 29 Mar. 2018 Using electricity to warm passengers directly saves so much power compared with heating the whole passenger compartment with air that the heated seats and steering wheel should be standard. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Electric 2018 Nissan Leaf energized by value and range," 7 June 2018 While my test car had a lot of advanced features, I was surprised heated seats and steering wheel were options. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Electric 2018 Nissan Leaf energized by value and range," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of steering wheel

1750, in the meaning defined above

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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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