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Noun: wheel  weel
  1. 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)
     
  2. A handwheel that is used for steering
    - steering wheel
     
  3. A mechanism that provides a function, energy or direction
    "the wheels of government began to turn"
     
  4. A circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel
     
  5. Game equipment consisting of a wheel with slots that is used for gambling; the wheel rotates horizontally and players bet on which slot the roulette ball will stop in
    - roulette wheel
     
  6. An instrument of torture that stretches, disjoints or mutilates victims
    - rack
     
  7. [informal] A motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    - car, auto [informal], automobile [N. Amer], motorcar, whip [US, informal], autocar [archaic]
Verb: wheel  weel
  1. Move somebody or something on wheels
    - wheel around
     
  2. Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
    "The President's convoy wheeled past the crowds";
    - roll
     
  3. Ride a bicycle
    - bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal
     
  4. Change directions as if revolving on a pivot
    "They wheeled their horses around and left";
    - wheel around

Sounds like: wetting, whe, wheel, weal, wheal

Derived forms: wheels, wheeling, wheeled

Type of: automotive vehicle, force, game equipment, go, go around, handwheel, helm, instrument of torture, locomote, machine, motor vehicle, move, revolve, ride, rotate, simple machine, transport, travel

Part of: steering mechanism, steering system, wheeled vehicle

Encyclopedia: Wheel, Tennessee