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 The spare cockpit gets a racing steering wheel and a few digital gauges. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, "Wild One Max Looks Like the R/C Car but Is Adult Size and Drivable," 28 Apr. 2021 The days of conventional cars that contain a steering wheel and pedals have faded into history. Lance Eliot, Forbes, "Here’s Why Some Are Vehemently And Diametrically Opposed To Self-Driving Cars," 5 Apr. 2021 Almost everything—including the multi-functional front sport seats, steering wheel and instrument panel—is covered or accented with Merino leather finely crafted in Alpina’s in-house workshop. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, "The New 612 HP BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé Is as Powerful as It Is Luxurious," 25 Mar. 2021 Each rider in the four-person vehicles has a steering wheel and controller buttons to throw virtual shells. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Universal powers up Super Nintendo World. What Japan opening foreshadows for Florida, California lands," 17 Mar. 2021 On many major highways, Super Cruise will enable you to safely take your hands off the steering wheel and your feet off the pedals. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Volkswagen and GM take on Tesla with new compact electric SUVs," 2 Mar. 2021 Unlike four-wheelers or dirt bikes, which have a higher barrier to entry for many first-time riders, UTVs seat up to four people and are driven with a steering wheel and gas pedal, not a throttle and handlebars. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Why noise from off-road vehicles is making life miserable in Moab," 25 Feb. 2021 Leisure kept her hands on the steering wheel, tears running down her face. Dan Horn, The Enquirer, "'It hurts your soul': Timothy Thomas's mom left Cincinnati to rebuild her life," 10 Apr. 2021 The hum of the electric motor kicks up a few notches—as does my grip on the steering wheel—but the vehicle glides smoothly into traffic without incident. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Three-wheelers, the punchline of the auto world, are finally having a moment," 25 Mar. 2021

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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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30 Apr 2021

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“Steering wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for steering wheel

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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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