What does wheelhouse mean?

Definitions for wheelhouse
ˈʰwilˌhaʊs, ˈwil-; -ˌhaʊ zɪzwheel·house

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pilothouse, wheelhouse(noun)

    an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated


  1. wheelhouse(Noun)

    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

  2. wheelhouse(Noun)

    The enclosed structure around side paddlewheels on a steamboat.

  3. wheelhouse(Noun)

    A batter's power zone

    The pitch was right in his wheelhouse, and he hit a salami.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wheelhouse(noun)

    a small house on or above a vessel's deck, containing the steering wheel

  2. Wheelhouse(noun)

    a paddle box. See under Paddle


  1. Wheelhouse

    In archaeology, a wheelhouse is a prehistoric structure from the Iron Age found in Scotland. The term was first coined after the discovery of a ruined mound in 1855. The distinctive architectural form related to the complex roundhouses, constitute the main settlement type in the Western Isles, in the closing centuries BC. A total of 62 sites have now been identified in the Northern and Western Isles, and on the north coast of Caithness and Sutherland. Amateur enthusiasts did some excavation in the 19th century, but professional examination of the sites did not begin until the 1930s, when digs were undertaken at Jarlshof and Gurness. No work of a modern standard was done in the Hebrides until 1946 at Clettreval on North Uist. Sometimes referred to as "aisled roundhouses" their characteristic features include an outer wall within which a circle of stone piers form the basis for lintel arches supporting corbelled roofing with a hearth at the hub. About a third are double-walled. They range in diameter from 4 metres to 11.5 metres. Those sites that have been dated tend to fall within the period 25 BC to 380 AD. In the Northern Isles, 72% are found in association with broch sites, and they are of a later date than these towered structures in all cases. No sites in the west have such an association, an as yet unresolved enigma. The majority are dug into the landscape and only their thatched roofs would have been visible above the ground — although these would have been 6 metres or more in height. Other examples were built above ground, such as Clettraval and Bagh nam Feadag.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wheelhouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wheelhouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of wheelhouse in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I would say it's not his wheelhouse, but that I don't know.

  2. Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash:

    Coast Guard has been doing search and rescue for more than 200 years, and this is right up their wheelhouse.

  3. Justin Rose:

    This is not in my wheelhouse, you want to become a player that can win on every type of course, and I will take a lot of confidence from the fact that I was able to play a golf course that was, you know, you had to be very aggressive and shoot low and keep shooting low.

  4. Timothee Chalamet:

    It just seemed like something really out of the wheelhouse and for that reason it was terrifying, as every teacher I've had in every drama school I went to says, chase the things that are challenging; your work will be a form of attrition if you keep working on the things you are comfortable with.

  5. Rory Bruer:

    This is in our wheelhouse, we’ve really embraced being in the faith-based business and it’s certainly paid off.

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