wheelhouse 1835, "structure enclosing a large wheel," especially one over the steering wheel of a steamboat, thus "pilot house;" from WHEEL (Cf. wheel) (n.) + HOUSE (Cf. house) (n.). Baseball slang sense of “a hitter's power zone” attested by 1990.

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