wheel·​ing | \ ˈ(h)wē-liŋ How to pronounce wheeling (audio) \

Definition of wheeling

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act or process of one that wheels
2 : the condition of a road relative to passage on wheels


geographical name
Whee·​ling | \ ˈ(h)wē-liŋ How to pronounce Wheeling (audio) \

Definition of Wheeling (Entry 2 of 2)

1 village in northeastern Illinois north-northeast of Chicago population 37,648
2 city on the Ohio River in northern West Virginia population 28,486

Examples of wheeling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Resolving those harms cannot be accomplished through the old ways of wheeling and dealing. Anoa Changa, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 May 2021 Teams wearing personal protective gear and wheeling carts deliver food once a day about 5 p.m. and leave it on the baking veranda step. Washington Post, 22 May 2021 While Flores maintains a win-now mode as coach and Grier is credited for his wheeling and dealing as Dolphins czar, both remain on the same page with their present and future visions of the team. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, 10 May 2021 The pick didn’t come without a little bit of wheeling and dealing. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2021 Trouble is the Rams don’t have a bounty of picks to facilitate his wheeling-and-dealing. Jay Paris, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 To Moran’s music, each dancer first barreled through a lithely agitated solo, with wheeling and retracting arms and twitchy changes of direction. Washington Post, 3 May 2021 Show them running and tackling and making plays and free-wheeling in a system that everyone seems to embrace. Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, 1 May 2021 Chris Grier has built a reputation for himself in the NFL as the wheeling-and-dealing general manager of the Miami Dolphins. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of wheeling


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jun 2021

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“Wheeling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheeling. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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