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

Examples of meals-on-wheels in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ordinarily, on Easter, Franklin Wright Settlements would serve as a meals-on-wheels distribution site, which would entail delivering meals to the homes of Detroit seniors on the holiday. Scott Talley,, 9 Apr. 2023

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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