Definitions of handwheel

n a wheel worked by hand

Type of:
a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

n control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated

steering wheel, wheel
a handwheel that is used for steering
Type of:
control, controller
a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

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