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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Back in 2011, the band came together on The X-Factor, so killer covers and fresh, new renditions of pop classics have always been in their wheelhouse.
Royal Birkdale would seem to be right in his wheelhouse.
Most people have their wheelhouse of grilling favorites: hot dogs, burgers, chicken, and steak, and many will never venture too far from those American classics.
The album rates with McDonald’s best work as a solo artist, fitting comfortably in his soul-R&B-pop wheelhouse.
One way to do that is to cut costs in distribution, an area right in Amazon’s wheelhouse.
In the meantime, Trump is doing everything in his wheelhouse to prop up the industry.
Braden, a crew member from Australia who has worked with Henry for many years, replaced old sections and rebuilt the wheelhouse.
The need to use your intellect to decipher your feelings is squarely within your wheelhouse, and others may call on your emotional intelligence for assistance, too.
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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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