wheel·​man | \ ˈhwēl-mən How to pronounce wheelman (audio) , ˈwēl-\

Definition of wheelman

1a : helmsman
b : the driver of an automobile
2 : cyclist

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automobilist, driver, motorist



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Examples of wheelman in a Sentence

we'll need someone to be our wheelman for the heist

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In The Italian Job, Statham plays Handsome Rob, the ladies man and wheelman of the crew. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "Is Hobbs & Shaw connected to another Jason Statham movie?," 4 Aug. 2019 There were many doubts about his ability to win after the move to Ganassi, but this performance on one of the most difficult tracks on the circuit should leave no doubt as to his abilities as a wheelman. Jason Hoffman, Cincinnati.com, "5 Things we learned from Kurt Busch winning the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway," 13 July 2019 Three days before Howze was to be sentenced, federal prosecutors accused him of orchestrating five new bank robberies from December to May, acting as the wheelman while a female acquaintance went into each establishment and demanded cash. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, "While awaiting sentencing for bank robbery, man helps hold up five additional banks, FBI charges," 7 June 2019 Bowyer is a veteran wheelman who for the past year has been driving for a top team in Stewart-Haas Racing under the tutelage of a solid crew chief in Mike Bugarewicz. George Diaz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Clint Bowyer breaks through with Father-Son moment for the ages," 27 Mar. 2018 There may be no better wheelman for the I.D. R than Romain Dumas, a current Porsche factory driver, winner of the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Audi R15, and a three-time Pikes Peak champion who holds the second-fastest time up the mountain. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Volkswagen I.D. R Electric Racer to Tackle Pikes Peak Hill Climb," 19 Mar. 2018 While cops arrive to arrest them, the wheelman is to take the money to a drop location nearby. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wheelman': Film Review | Fantastic Fest 2017," 25 Sep. 2017 Stenhouse was in position to win Sunday in the closing laps but faced considerable opposition — notably from one of the sport’s best wheelmen, Kyle Busch — in the dangerous Talladega draft. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Breakthrough win at Talladega changes Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s long-term outlook," 8 May 2017 The wheelman stood behind Captain Ross, clutching a surprisingly tiny, computerized steering wheel. Porter Fox, New York Times, "From Montreal to Minnesota, by Inland Sea," 19 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of wheelman

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of wheelman was in 1865

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