meals-on-wheels

noun

plural in form but singular in construction
: a service that delivers daily hot meals to the homes of elderly or disabled people

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meals-on-wheels was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Meals-on-wheels.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meals-on-wheels. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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