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noun free·wheel \-ˈ(h)wēl\

Definition of FREEWHEEL

:  a clutch fitted in the rear hub of a bicycle that permits the rear wheel to run on free from the rear sprocket when the pedals are stopped
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First Known Use of FREEWHEEL

1930

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verb

Definition of FREEWHEEL

intransitive verb
1
:  to roll along freely independent of a gear
2
:  to move, live, or play freely or irresponsibly
free·wheel·er noun

First Known Use of FREEWHEEL

1903

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