American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See pilothouse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mech., a building in which a water-wheel is housed.
- n. A structure to contain and safeguard the wheels of the valves of a. water-works system.
- n. The curved inclosure for the paddle-or side-wheels of a steamboat.
- n. The free space under the forward part of the body in some carriages, which enables the front axle to make a more extensive arc in turning, and permits the wheels to ‘cut under.’
- n. Nautical, same as pilot-house.
- n. nautical An enclosed compartment, on the deck of a vessel such as a fishing boat, from which it may be navigated; on a larger vessel it is the bridge or pilothouse
- n. nautical The enclosed structure around side paddlewheels on a steamboat.
- n. baseball A batter's power zone
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small house on or above a vessel's deck, containing the steering wheel.
- n. A paddle box. See under paddle.
- n. an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
- wheel + house (Wiktionary)
“The best news for the GOP this summer, Mr. Wehner says, is that "the issue set that is dominating the national debate is in the Republican wheelhouse, which is taxes and spending.”
“Beyond the wheelhouse was a spacious area with lounge chairs and a portable bar.”
“But I think there's a real substantive reform that McCain could offer that its completely in his wheelhouse, that is necessary, and that would prove he's a break from Bush.”
“It is a small gypsy style cart so it can't imagine it will be used for the 'wheelhouse'.”
“It was a 'wheelhouse' song, to be sure last week, but wheelhouse songs don't bring in new fans.”
“The next two races are right in Jimmie Johnson's wheelhouse, meaning those chasing him must try to keep up.”
“Taylor stood in the wheelhouse at the shoulder of Petty Officer Derrick Winters, who concentrated as he silently piloted the craft.”
“Before he had a chance to see where it was coming from, the door of the wheelhouse opened and a small man stepped out.”
“Gideon took out his soaked wallet, peeled out a wet business card, and set it on the wheelhouse.”
“Over the whine of the engine, Cassie could hear the Steves plotting in the wheelhouse cabin: “She still behind us?””
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