wheel·​er ˈ(h)wē-lər How to pronounce wheeler (audio)
: one that wheels
: a draft animal (such as a horse) pulling in the position nearest the front wheels of a wagon
: something (such as a vehicle or ship) that has wheels
used especially in combination
a side-wheeler

Examples of wheeler in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wheeler was in 1683

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Cite this Entry

“Wheeler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheeler. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


wheel·​er ˈhwē-lər How to pronounce wheeler (audio)
: one of a team of horses that pulls from the position nearest the front wheels of a wagon

Biographical Definition

Wheeler 1 of 2

biographical name (1)

Whee·​ler ˈ(h)wē-lər How to pronounce Wheeler (audio)
Joseph 1836–1906 American general


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biographical name (2)

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

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