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    wheel - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wheel

    Definition
    (noun) 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) Definition
    (noun) a handwheel that is used for steering
    Synonyms : steering wheel
    Definition
    (noun) forces that provide energy and direction
    Example Sentence
    • the wheels of government began to turn
    Definition
    (noun) a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : roulette wheel
    Definition
    (noun) an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
    Synonyms : rack
    Definition
    (noun) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    Synonyms : bicycle , bike , cycle
    Definition
    (verb) change directions as if revolving on a pivot
    Synonyms : wheel around
    Example Sentence
    • They wheeled their horses around and left
    Definition
    (verb) wheel somebody or something
    Synonyms : wheel around
    Definition
    (verb) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
    Synonyms : roll
    Example Sentence
    • The President's convoy rolled past the crowds
    Definition
    (verb) ride a bicycle
    Synonyms : bicycle , bike , cycle , pedal
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