wheelhouse

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noun wheel·house \ˈhwēl-ˌhau̇s, ˈwēl-\

Definition of wheelhouse

  1. 1 :  pilothouse

  2. 2 :  a place or center of control or leadership (as in an organization)

  3. 3 US a baseball :  the section of the strike zone where it is easiest for the batter to hit the ball well The home run came on a 3–2 pitch. [Danny] Graves tried to get Jenkins with a sinker. “It was right in his wheelhouse,” Graves said. — John Fayb :  an area that matches a person's skills or expertise … he was right in his wheelhouse—politics is where [Stephen] Colbert soars. — Adam Chitwood

1835

First Known Use of wheelhouse

1835


WHEELHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

wheelhouse

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noun wheel·house \ˈhwēl-ˌhau̇s, ˈwēl-\

Definition of wheelhouse for English Language Learners

  • : an enclosed area on a boat or ship where a person stands to steer

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