steering wheel


Definition of steering wheel

: a handwheel by means of which one steers

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No, the place to be is behind the multifunction steering wheel. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The GTC4Lusso T is a Ferrari you really could drive every day," 23 July 2018 Why are there steering wheel shift paddles on a car with a manual transmission? Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Five Very Important Questions About the 2019 Corvette ZR1," 6 Dec. 2018 Congress is on the cusp of passing a bill that could authorize hundreds of thousands of self-driving cars without traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals to be deployed as taxis or sold as personal vehicles. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Riding in Waymo One, the Google spinoff’s first self-driving taxi service," 5 Dec. 2018 The interior was simple but attractive and inviting, with silver trim on the doors, vents, steering wheel and dash. star-telegram, "Toyota Camry Hybrid returns for 2018 with the same makeover as the Camry | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Apr. 2018 This would open the door for self-driving vehicles to be made without steering wheels, for example. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "The good, the bad, and the ugly of self-driving cars in 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 The kit appears to add seating, brakes, front bumper, steering wheel, and rear wheels to a Segway miniPRO. Natt Garun, The Verge, "Ninebot built a kit that converts Segways into go-karts," 15 July 2018 The contemporary décor uses contrasting hues of shale and black plastics with (reserved) piano black accents and the blue stitching (on the door trim, seats, steering wheel and shift boot. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 According to the museum, which owns it, the children were uninjured, but the bus suffered damage to its brass radiator, frame and steering wheel. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Schoolkids crash classic double-decker Disney bus at museum," 19 July 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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