Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small thumb-operated wheel on a mechanical or electronic device.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • ASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.: A touchscreen control now available for the Maguire® Weigh Scale Blender provides the same intuitive access as the company's widely used "thumbwheel" controller, plus fast response to operator inputs and an array of capabilities for meeting the requirements of processing jobs that are especially challenging, it was announced today by Maguire Products, Inc.

    ThomasNet News - Today's New Product News

  • Instead of trying to find a specific song on your iPod by turning the thumbwheel, you simply speak it.

    Should Drivers Hang Up? State Officials To Weigh In

  • Each time, Macdonald was able to recover by pushing the thumbwheel switch to tilt the nacelles forward and put the rotors into undisturbed air.

    The Dream Machine

  • No need to sweat and waste your energy spinning the thumbwheel manually.

    Olivia Zaleski: Top 10 Most Useless Items of Crapola

  • Macdonald pushed the thumbwheel to tilt the nacelles forward as fast as they would go, all the way to airplane mode.

    The Dream Machine

  • Macdonald pushed the thumbwheel to tilt the nacelles forward as fast as they would go, all the way to airplane mode.

    The Dream Machine

  •  Study the lighter, black plastic casing, rub my finger over thumbwheel slowly then ignite a small red flame that I proceed to blow out.

    Anthony

  • Each time, Macdonald was able to recover by pushing the thumbwheel switch to tilt the nacelles forward and put the rotors into undisturbed air.

    The Dream Machine

  •            Smile, feel the thumbwheel of the lighter against my index finger.

    Anthony

  • Macdonald pushed the thumbwheel to tilt the nacelles forward as fast as they would go, all the way to airplane mode.

    The Dream Machine

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.