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Wheel meaning

wheel - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  2. 2. change directions as if revolving on a pivot; " They wheeled their horses around and left"
  3. 3. A circular frame turning about an axis; a rotating disk, whether solid, or a frame composed of an outer rim, spokes or radii, and a central hub or nave, in which is inserted the axle, -- used for supporting and conveying vehicles, in machinery, and for various purposes; as, the wheel of a wagon, of a locomotive, of a mill, of a watch, etc.
  4. 4. Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel.
  5. 5. A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.
  6. 6. An instrument of torture formerly used.
  7. 7. A circular frame having handles on the periphery, and an axle which is so connected with the tiller as to form a means of controlling the rudder for the purpose of steering.
  8. 8. A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.
  9. 9. The burden or refrain of a song.
  10. 10. A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.
  11. 11. A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
  12. 12. A turn revolution; rotation; compass.
  13. 13. To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.
  14. 14. To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle.
  15. 15. To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.
  16. 16. To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.
  17. 17. To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.
  18. 18. To roll forward.
  19. 19. A circular frame or disk turning on an axis.
  20. 20. To convey on wheels; cause to turn.
  21. 21. To turn; revolve.

wheel - examples of usage

  1. What are you doing, away from the wheel? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. I was not going back alone to that wheel. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. Get back to the wheel! - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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