wheel·​er | \ ˈ(h)wē-lər How to pronounce wheeler (audio) \

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-wheeler18-wheelers

Examples of wheeler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The driver of a four-wheeler was injured after floodwaters spun him off his vehicle, Hensley told his wife on the phone. Caroll Alvarado And Christina Maxouris, CNN, 3 Aug. 2022 The park will include more than 300 miles of trails once complete, including motorcycle trails, four-wheeler trails, side-by-side trails, jeep trails, kids tracks. Kathy Jumper, al, 24 July 2022 Initially built for Grand Prix racing, this antique four-wheeler packs a supercharged eight-cylinder engine good for 637 horses and was considered one of the most powerful road-racing cars for three decades. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 July 2022 The brand’s first four-wheeler has an 80 mph top speed and looks like a natural addition to its lineup of ultra-capable off-roaders. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 7 July 2022 Reaves pops back behind the wheel of a four-wheeler and jets to another corner of the 300-acre farm. Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2022 The government has also raised the cap on financial incentives for electric two-wheeler makers to 40% of the cost of the vehicle, up from 20%. Biman Mukherji, Fortune, 15 May 2022 The Italian duo revealed the two-wheeler, with racing green and tan orange colors, for the first time during Salone del Mobile 2022 at the Tod’s Milan Montenapoleone flagship store, earlier this month. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 21 June 2022 The Aptera Never Charge is a futuristic-looking three-wheeler that the company claims will collect about 40 miles' worth of solar energy a day. Tommy O'callaghan, CNN, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wheeler

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wheeler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheeler. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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Wheeler biographical name (1)

Whee·​ler | \ ˈ(h)wē-lər How to pronounce Wheeler (audio) \

Definition of Wheeler

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Joseph 1836–1906 American general


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Definition of Wheeler (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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