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noun
  1. A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines.
  2. (informal, with "the") A steering wheel and its implied control of a vehicle.
  3. (nautical) The instrument attached to the rudder by which a vessel is steered.
  4. (slang) A person with a great deal of power or influence; a big wheel.
  5. (poker slang) The lowest straight in poker: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.
verb
  1. To roll along as on wheels.
  2. To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.
The vulture wheeled above us.
wheelbase Tweet Definition of wheelbase Like Definition of wheelbase on Facebook
noun
  1. the horizontal distance between the front and rear axles of a road or rail vehicle
whitewall Tweet Definition of whitewall Like Definition of whitewall on Facebook
noun
  1. a whitewall tyre / tire
  2. the spotted flycatcher
adjective
  1. (context, of a tyre/tire) having white sidewalls
windshield Tweet Definition of windshield Like Definition of windshield on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, North America) A transparent screen located in front of the occupants of a vehicle to protect them from the wind and weather.

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