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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.
Etymology: hweol, hwÄoÄol, hwÄol, from Proto-Germanic
  • khwekhwlan,
  • khwegwlan, from Proto-Indo-European
  • kwe-k(w)lo-, wheel, circle, a reduplicated form of Proto-Indo-European base
  • k(w)el-, to go round. Cognate with Dutch wiel, wheel; Old Church Slavonic ; Latin colere (to cultivate, to inhabit; = to turn around); and Old Norse hvél, hjól, wheel



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