wheeler

noun wheel·er \ ˈhwē-lər , ˈwē- \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of wheeler

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of wheeler for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle that has a specified number of wheels


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