wheel·​ing ˈ(h)wē-liŋ How to pronounce wheeling (audio)
: the act or process of one that wheels
: the condition of a road relative to passage on wheels

Examples of wheeling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mad Men features an ensemble cast including Jon Hamm as the charismatic Don Draper, leading a double life as a wheeling and dealing advertising executive seeing a different girl nearly every night before coming home to his family. Skyler Trepel, Peoplemag, 30 June 2024 For the Knicks, Day 2 of the NBA Draft mirrored Day 1: plenty of wheeling and dealing, this time with more selections made. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 27 June 2024 Photographed by Serge Balkin, Vogue, August 15, 1942 Free wheeling. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 22 June 2024 Tom Hanks stars as an affable, secure-in-his-seat Texas congressman who is uniquely able to engage in bipartisan wheeling and dealing. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for wheeling 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wheeling was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wheeling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheeling. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Whee·​ling ˈ(h)wē-liŋ How to pronounce Wheeling (audio)
village in northeastern Illinois north-northeast of Chicago population 37,648
city on the Ohio River in northern West Virginia population 28,486
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