from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wheel that controls steering, as on a boat or in an automotive vehicle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wheel-shaped control that is rotated by the driver to steer, existing in most modern land vehicles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- the wheel by means of which the rudder of a vessel is turned and the vessel is steered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wheel by which the rudder of a ship is shifted and the ship steered.
- n. A wheel by which the driver of a motor-car alters the direction of the front or rear pair of wheels, thus steering the ear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a handwheel that is used for steering
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Ilan squeezed the steering wheel and stared blankly out of the windshield.
His dada carbon copy of Emmett, except tallergrinned and took one hand off the steering wheel to give the Vulcan salute as well.
For two weeks we met and exchanged numbers, usually 2 and 9 (both of us pretending to possess some flexibility), then would take a day off and spend it apart, me in a motionless daze behind the steering wheel of my late-model (full-size) Chevy Blazer parked outside a Laundromat on Atlantic Avenue.
Matthew Mayer reached for his steering wheel to pull himself into his truck.
Apparently in an attempt to further ingrain himself into her life, Maddy also found a brand-new, fire-engine-red, state-of-the-art cell phone propped up on the steering wheel when she finally got in the truck.
Darryl Miller of Sunnyvale claims that a young woman in extremely low-cut jeans ripped the directional lever off the steering wheel of his BMW.
After five or six blocks he pulled around me and, as he flipped me off, juked his steering wheel slightly to frighten me into running up on the sidewalk.
I took my left hand from the steering wheel to point out a flock of egrets flying just outside the driver's-side window and the Cadillac veered off the road.
A year and a half later, on February 28, 2005, Banna conducted a suicide bombing in Hilla, Iraq, that killed 132 people; his fingerprints were found on the severed hand chained to the steering wheel of his bomb-filled truck.
Hölzl gripped the steering wheel and shifted into the next gear.