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 Anyone who owns a Hyundai or Kia and lives, works or attends school in Milwaukee can now receive a free wheel lock at any of the seven Police Department district stations. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2021 As a rookie, Layne was attacked by an irate motorist wielding the steering-wheel lock known as the Club. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, 24 Aug. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 20 July 2019 When testing a rear-drive car like a McLaren, typical dynos keep the non-running wheels locked. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 12 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of wheel lock

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wheel lock was in 1670

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23 Jul 2021

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“Wheel lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheel%20lock. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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