Definition of wheelhouse
1 : pilothouse
2 : a place or center of control or leadership (as in an organization)
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
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But comedy specials are in the wheelhouse of what Netflix is looking for — multiple play opportunities.
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WHEELHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners
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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