steering wheel


Definition of steering wheel

: a handwheel by means of which one steers

Examples of steering wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steering is over boosted, and the lane centering system intrusively adjusts the steering wheel in infinitesimal adjustments at highway speed. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Outstanding design and green credibility make Sonata Limited Hybrid a sedan to covet (review)," 3 Oct. 2020 Competent, secure, and isolated, despite having Sport in its name, there's not much to urge the driver to crank the Sportback's numb and heavily weighted steering wheel around corners. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Whispers Electric Luxury," 28 Sep. 2020 Blackshire refused all of Starks' commands, turned the steering wheel to the left and moved forward, at which time Starks opened fire and then stepped in front of the moving car, according to the video. Tony Holt, Arkansas Online, "Reinstated LR officer decides to leave force," 12 Sep. 2020 The interior controls are dominated by two screens —an 8-inch color driver information display behind the steering wheel that shows the usual gauges and a 10.2-inch touch screen on the center of the dash for the infotainment system. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV has the same battery but better range," 3 Sep. 2020 Many residents would follow evacuation orders each fall, white-knuckling the steering wheel and hoping for an insurance payout if everything burned up. Rachel Swan,, "Sonoma County’s Russian River residents lament repeat cycle of wildfires, floods: ‘People are just exhausted’," 19 Aug. 2020 They come individually wrapped and leave no residue on your fingers, so good for keeping the steering wheel clean. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Taking a road trip? Here are our 14 favorite snacks from Oreos to beef jerky," 7 Aug. 2020 Small motions like opening a bottle of shampoo, picking up a pan or turning a steering wheel are no longer instinctual. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "46 days later, this young Kentucky ICU nurse is still battling side effects of COVID-19," 5 Aug. 2020 That changed with the Ford Model T, which moved the steering wheel to the left. Anna Diamond, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Do Scientists Record Sounds From the Sun? And More Questions From Our Readers," 10 Mar. 2020

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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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14 Oct 2020

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“Steering wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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