wheelhouse

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wheel +‎ house

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wheelhouse (plural wheelhouses)

  1. (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
  2. (nautical) The enclosed structure around side paddlewheels on a steamboat.
  3. The best part of a batter's swing
    The pitch was right in his wheelhouse, and he hit a salami.
  4. (general slang) A person's expertise

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