Wheelhouse meaning

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(general slang) A person's expertise.

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

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(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.
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(nautical) The enclosed structure around side paddlewheels on a steamboat.
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in (one's) wheelhouse
  • In the area of one's greatest striking power:
    A fastball that was right in the batter's wheelhouse.
  • In line with one's interests or abilities:
    A movie script that is right in that actor's wheelhouse.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in (one's) wheelhouse

Origin of wheelhouse