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 In other wheeling and dealing news, satellite radio service SiriusXM is planning to buy podcast platform Stitcher from E.W. Scripps for about $300 million. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Why Uber needed to buy Postmates," 7 July 2020 Plus, the current enthusiasm for bold steps towards integration among EU leaders may not last, leading to a return of the wheeling and dealing of finance ministers in their strange meeting. The Economist, "Charlemagne How a dining club briefly took over the EU," 20 June 2020 Gurley did a Zoom call with Fortune‘s Shawn Tully and dished on the wheeling and dealing that routinely goes on between the big Wall Street banks, the company founders and the company’s biggest backers. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "The U.S. shopper puts investors in a good mood, sending global shares higher," 17 June 2020 There’s more greed, power, wheeling and dealing than ever as the first seven episodes of Season 5 get underway. oregonlive, "Billions: Season 5, Episode 3 time, TV channel, how to watch live stream online (5/17/2020)," 17 May 2020 His lack of offense is not a concern for the Bruins, who have Charlie McAvoy wheeling and dealing next to him. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "Bruins not asking too much of Karson Kuhlman," 19 Feb. 2020 That signaled an end to patience with the sort of wheeling-and-dealing that is often admired in Italy. Anchorage Daily News, "Italian premier locks down entire country to stop virus," 10 Mar. 2020 The outbreak has left the free-wheeling, semi-autonomous Chinese territory of Macao shell-shocked. Ivan Watson, Sandi Sidhu And Brad Olson, CNN, "The Wuhan virus has turned China's gambling mecca of Macao into a ghost town," 3 Feb. 2020 That’s an impressive goal, and definitely green wheeling. Evelyn Kanter, Houston Chronicle, "All-new Audi S line performance has improved horsepower, torque, and fuel efficiency," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of wheeling


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wheeling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheeling. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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