wheel lock


Definition of wheel lock

: a gun's lock for a muzzle-loading firearm in which sparks are struck from a flint or a piece of pyrite by a revolving wheel

Examples of wheel lock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officials with the department's Auto Crimes Unit said residents should use a secondary locking device, such as a wheel lock, to best protect their utility trailers from theft. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Watch: Suspect brazenly steals unsecured trailer outside Pasadena home," 17 Feb. 2020 The male grabbed two sets of wheel locks, a butane torch and headlight lamps and left the store without paying. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Graffiti artists paint part of town red; drunk man leaves scene of crash: Brook Park police blotter," 3 Jan. 2020 With the front wheel locked down, all the rear tire needs is a simple strap on a sliding tray to go over rear the rim. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "This Super Versatile Roof Rack Makes Your Wildest Adventures Possible," 16 Sep. 2019 Those companies’ bikes are equipped with wheel locks, but the city’s rule would require bikes to have locking equipment so they can be secured to a fixed object. Ally Marotti, chicagotribune.com, "Uber's electric, dockless bikes coming to South Side," 29 June 2018 With a near-vertical steering column the truck steers like, well, a truck, with 2.8 turns of the steering wheel lock-to-lock. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1969 Volkswagen Transporter: Functional pickup truck was built on that same platform as the Beetle," 20 July 2019 When testing a rear-drive car like a McLaren, typical dynos keep the non-running wheels locked. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Palace of Perfectionism Where McLaren Supercars Are Born," 12 Feb. 2016 The city modified its permit terms on June 29, allowing Ofo and LimeBike, which also uses wheel locks, to continue operating 50 bikes each in the program. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Ofo pulls its dockless bikes from Chicago because of locking rules," 9 July 2018 Right now the bikes offered by those companies are equipped wheel locks, which allow riders to pedal to their destinations and lock the bike to itself. Elvia Malagon, chicagotribune.com, "Company could call it quits on Chicago's dockless bike-sharing pilot over city's lock rules," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of wheel lock

1670, in the meaning defined above

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“Wheel lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheel%20lock. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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