1. [ 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)
Related terms: machine wagon_wheel gear cartwheel balance_wheel sprocket bicycle_wheel driving_wheel grinding_wheel car_wheel waterwheel handwheel caster buffing_wheel nosewheel potter's_wheel roulette rowel paddlewheel ratchet_wheel roller trundle daisy_print_wheel waterwheel wheeled_vehicle rim felloe
2. [ verb ] change directions as of revolving on a pivot
Synonyms: wheel_around

"They wheeled their horses around and left"

Related terms: revolve cartwheel wheeler
3. [ noun ] a handwheel that is used for steering
Synonyms: steering_wheel
Related terms: handwheel steering_system
4. [ verb ] move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
Synonyms: roll

"The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

Related terms: travel bowl troll axial_motion wheeling
5. [ verb ] (transportation) wheel somebody or something
Synonyms: wheel_around
Related terms: transport
6. [ verb ] (transportation) ride a bicycle
Synonyms: cycle bike pedal bicycle
Related terms: ride backpedal cyclist cycle motorcycle pedaler cycling
7. [ noun ] (transportation) a shortened version of `bicycle' or `tricycle' or `motorcycle'
Synonyms: bicycle bike cycle
Related terms: wheeled_vehicle bicycle unicycle velocipede tricycle mountain_bike motorcycle motor_scooter push-bike safety_bicycle ordinary bicycle-built-for-two chain mudguard handlebar sprocket bicycle_wheel bicycle_seat pedal coaster_brake bicycle
8. [ noun ] an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
Synonyms: rack
Related terms: instrument_of_torture rack
9. [ noun ] (nautical) a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel
Related terms: helm
10. [ noun ] (games) game equipment consisting of a rotating wheel with slots that is used for gambling; players bet on which slot the roulette ball will stop in
Synonyms: roulette_wheel
Related terms: game_equipment
11. [ noun ] (transportation) a cycle that has two wheels; moved by foot pedals
Synonyms: bicycle bike
Related terms: cycle ordinary bicycle-built-for-two safety_bicycle push-bike velocipede mountain_bike chain mudguard handlebar pedal coaster_brake sprocket bicycle_wheel bicycle_seat
Similar spelling:   wheal