wheeler

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noun wheel·er \ˈhwē-lər, ˈwē-\

Definition of wheeler

  1. 1 :  one that wheels

  2. 2 :  a draft animal (such as a horse) pulling in the position nearest the front wheels of a wagon

  3. 3 :  something (such as a vehicle or ship) that has wheels —used especially in combination a side-wheeler 18-wheelers

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First Known Use of wheeler

1683


Wheeler

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biographical name Whee·ler \ˈhwē-lər, ˈwē-\

Definition of Wheeler

  1. Joseph 1836–1906 American general


Wheeler

biographical name wheel·er

Definition of Wheeler

  1. William Almon 1819–1887 American politician; vice president of the U.S. (1877–81)


WHEELER Defined for English Language Learners

wheeler

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Definition of wheeler for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle that has a specified number of wheels


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