wheel·​horse ˈ(h)wēl-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce wheelhorse (audio)
: a horse (as in a tandem) in a position nearest the wheels
: a steady and effective worker especially in a political body

Word History

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wheelhorse was in 1708

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“Wheelhorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheelhorse. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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