Meaning of “steering wheel” in the English Dictionary

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"steering wheel" in British English

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steering wheelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstɪə.rɪŋ ˌwiːl/ us /ˈstɪr.ɪŋ ˌwiːl/

Examples from literature

  • Don’t forget the fifth wheel – the steering wheel. 
  • If you turn the steering wheel, the car will go right or left. 
  • When the steering wheel is turned, the car uses a computer and motors to turn the front wheels. 

(Definition of “steering wheel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"steering wheel" in American English

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steering wheelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈstɪər·ɪŋ ˌhwil, ˌwil/

the wheel in a vehicle that the driver turns in order to make the vehicle go in a particular direction

(Definition of “steering wheel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)