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Definition of "wheel" []

  • A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center. (noun)
  • Something resembling such a disk or ring in appearance or movement or having a wheel as its principal part or characteristic, as: (noun)
  • The steering device on a vehicle. (noun)
  • A potter's wheel. (noun)
  • A water wheel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wheel" in a sentence
  • "Often a wheel, sometimes a cart-wheel or even a spinning-wheel, formed part of the mechanism; in Aberdeenshire it was called “the muckle wheel”; in the island of Mull the wheel was turned from east to west over nine spindles of oak-wood."
  • "Heah come a wheel -- two wheels -- three wheels; fetch one mo '; heah, a odd wheel; de train's a-saggin' down lop-sided fur _one mo 'wheel_!"
  • "The wheel of Fortune is not the _wheel_ of a _housewife_."