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1freewheel

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

First Known Use of FREEWHEEL

1930

2freewheel

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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