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 The ports also have processing facilities, where workers inspect cars for damage and install items like tow hitches, mats, lighting, wheel locks and cargo nets. Peter Eavis, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2024 Activities will include food distribution, a hat and glove giveaway, a wheel lock/club giveaway and more at Kemeny Recreation, 2260 S. Fort in Detroit. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 12 Jan. 2024 Call your insurance company, contact the dealership about getting the software update and get an extra anti-theft device, like wheel locks, Laura Longero, executive editor at CarInsurance.com, advised Hyundai and Kia owners. Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2024 Kia and Hyundai had previously pledged to provide free software upgrades to vehicles and free wheel locks (i.e. The Club), typically in coordination with regional police departments. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 19 May 2023 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in February that the companies have given out 26,000 wheel locks since November 2022. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 19 May 2023 The prosecutor said Cruz, who was right handed, grabbed the wheel lock with his left hand. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2023 Because of the wheels, the rack will move with the wheel locks engaged. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Mar. 2023 Shopping carts are required to have anti-theft wheel locks. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wheel lock was in 1670

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“Wheel lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheel%20lock. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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