Crossword clues for wheel
- An instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
- A simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
- Wagon part
- Early invention
- Very early invention
- Potter's aid
- Big-time operator
- What Ezekiel saw
- Important early invention
- Bicycle part
- Big ___ (V.I.P.)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wheel \Wheel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wheeled; p. pr. & vb. n. Wheeling.]
To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.
To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle. ``The beetle wheels her droning flight.''
Now heaven, in all her glory, shone, and rolled Her motions, as the great first mover's hand First wheeled their course.
Wheel \Wheel\, v. i.
To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.
The moon carried about the earth always shows the same face to us, not once wheeling upon her own center.
To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.
Being able to advance no further, they are in a fair way to wheel about to the other extreme.
To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.
Then wheeling down the steep of heaven he flies.
To roll forward.
Thunder mixed with hail, Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky, And wheel on the earth, devouring where it rolls.
Wheel \Wheel\ (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe['o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky`klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul.
A circular frame turning about an axis; a rotating disk, whether solid, or a frame composed of an outer rim, spokes or radii, and a central hub or nave, in which is inserted the axle, -- used for supporting and conveying vehicles, in machinery, and for various purposes; as, the wheel of a wagon, of a locomotive, of a mill, of a watch, etc.
The gasping charioteer beneath the wheel Of his own car.
Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel. Specifically:
A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.
An instrument of torture formerly used.
His examination is like that which is made by the rack and wheel.
Note: This mode of torture is said to have been first employed in Germany, in the fourteenth century. The criminal was laid on a cart wheel with his legs and arms extended, and his limbs in that posture were fractured with an iron bar. In France, where its use was restricted to the most atrocious crimes, the criminal was first laid on a frame of wood in the form of a St. Andrew's cross, with grooves cut transversely in it above and below the knees and elbows, and the executioner struck eight blows with an iron bar, so as to break the limbs in those places, sometimes finishing by two or three blows on the chest or stomach, which usually put an end to the life of the criminal, and were hence called coups-de-grace -- blows of mercy. The criminal was then unbound, and laid on a small wheel, with his face upward, and his arms and legs doubled under him, there to expire, if he had survived the previous treatment.
(Naut.) A circular frame having handles on the periphery, and an axle which is so connected with the tiller as to form a means of controlling the rudder for the purpose of steering.
(Pottery) A potter's wheel. See under Potter.
Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
Turn, turn, my wheel! This earthen jar A touch can make, a touch can mar.
--Longfellow. (e) (Pyrotechny) A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases. (f) (Poetry) The burden or refrain of a song.
Note: ``This meaning has a low degree of authority, but is supposed from the context in the few cases where the word is found.''
You must sing a-down a-down, An you call him a-down-a. O, how the wheel becomes it!
3. A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.
A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
A turn revolution; rotation; compass. According to the common vicissitude and wheel of things, the proud and the insolent, after long trampling upon others, come at length to be trampled upon themselves. --South. [He] throws his steep flight in many an a["e]ry wheel. --Milton. A wheel within a wheel, or Wheels within wheels, a complication of circumstances, motives, etc. Balance wheel. See in the Vocab. Bevel wheel, Brake wheel, Cam wheel, Fifth wheel, Overshot wheel, Spinning wheel, etc. See under Bevel, Brake, etc. Core wheel. (Mach.)
A mortise gear.
A wheel having a rim perforated to receive wooden cogs; the skeleton of a mortise gear. Measuring wheel, an odometer, or perambulator. Wheel and axle (Mech.), one of the elementary machines or mechanical powers, consisting of a wheel fixed to an axle, and used for raising great weights, by applying the power to the circumference of the wheel, and attaching the weight, by a rope or chain, to that of the axle. Called also axis in peritrochio, and perpetual lever, -- the principle of equilibrium involved being the same as in the lever, while its action is continuous. See Mechanical powers, under Mechanical. Wheel animal, or Wheel animalcule (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of rotifers having a ciliated disk at the anterior end. Wheel barometer. (Physics) See under Barometer. Wheel boat, a boat with wheels, to be used either on water or upon inclined planes or railways. Wheel bug (Zo["o]l.), a large North American hemipterous insect ( Prionidus cristatus) which sucks the blood of other insects. So named from the curious shape of the prothorax. Wheel carriage, a carriage moving on wheels. Wheel chains, or Wheel ropes (Naut.), the chains or ropes connecting the wheel and rudder. Wheel cutter, a machine for shaping the cogs of gear wheels; a gear cutter. Wheel horse, one of the horses nearest to the wheels, as opposed to a leader, or forward horse; -- called also wheeler. Wheel lathe, a lathe for turning railway-car wheels. Wheel lock.
A letter lock. See under Letter.
A kind of gunlock in which sparks were struck from a flint, or piece of iron pyrites, by a revolving wheel.
A kind of brake a carriage.
Wheel ore (Min.), a variety of bournonite so named from the shape of its twin crystals. See Bournonite.
Wheel pit (Steam Engine), a pit in the ground, in which the lower part of the fly wheel runs.
Wheel plow, or Wheel plough, a plow having one or two wheels attached, to render it more steady, and to regulate the depth of the furrow.
Wheel press, a press by which railway-car wheels are forced on, or off, their axles.
Wheel race, the place in which a water wheel is set.
Wheel rope (Naut.), a tiller rope. See under Tiller.
Wheel stitch (Needlework), a stitch resembling a spider's web, worked into the material, and not over an open space.
--Caulfeild & S. (Dict. of Needlework).
Wheel tree (Bot.), a tree ( Aspidosperma excelsum) of Guiana, which has a trunk so curiously fluted that a transverse section resembles the hub and spokes of a coarsely made wheel. See Paddlewood.
Wheel urchin (Zo["o]l.), any sea urchin of the genus Rotula having a round, flat shell.
Wheel window (Arch.), a circular window having radiating mullions arranged like the spokes of a wheel. Cf. Rose window, under Rose.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hweol, hweogol "wheel," from Proto-Germanic *hwewlaz- (cognates: Old Norse hvel, Old Swedish hiughl, Old Frisian hwel, Middle Dutch weel), from PIE *kw(e)-kwl-o- "wheel, circle," suffixed, reduplicated form of root *kwel- (1) (see cycle (n.)).\n\nThe root wegh-, "to convey, especially by wheeled vehicle," is found in virtually every branch of Indo-European, including now Anatolian. The root, as well as other widely represented roots such as aks- and nobh-, attests to the presence of the wheel -- and vehicles using it -- at the time Proto-Indo-European was spoken.
[Watkins, p. 96]\nFigurative sense is early 14c. Wheel of fortune attested from early 15c. Slang wheels "a car" is recorded from 1959. Wheeler-dealer is from 1954, a rhyming elaboration of dealer.
"to turn like a wheel," c.1200, from wheel (n.); transitive sense attested from late 14c. Related: Wheeled; wheeling.
n. A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines. vb. 1 (context intransitive or transitive English) To roll along as on wheels. 2 (context intransitive English) To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air. 3 (context transitive English) To transport something or someone using any wheeled mechanism, such as a wheelchair. 4 (context transitive English) To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to make or perform in a circle.
v. change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left" [syn: wheel around]
wheel somebody or something [syn: wheel around]
move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds" [syn: roll]
n. a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
a handwheel that is used for steering [syn: steering wheel]
a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel
game equipment consisting of a rotating wheel with slots that is used for gambling; players bet on which slot the roulette ball will stop in [syn: roulette wheel]
an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims [syn: rack]
A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing. The wheel is one of the main components of the wheel and axle which is one of the six simple machines. Wheels, in conjunction with axles, allow heavy objects to be moved easily facilitating movement or transportation while supporting a load, or performing labor in machines. Wheels are also used for other purposes, such as a ship's wheel, steering wheel, potter's wheel and flywheel.
Common examples are found in transport applications. A wheel greatly reduces friction by facilitating motion by rolling together with the use of axles. In order for wheels to rotate, a moment needs to be applied to the wheel about its axis, either by way of gravity, or by the application of another external force or torque.
A wheel is a circular device that is capable of rotating on an axle.
Wheel may also refer to:
Wheel is a brand of laundry detergent manufactured by Hindustan Unilever. This product was created specifically by Hindustan Unilever to counter Nirma, the low cost detergent, which had taken the ground away from Surf, the top selling detergent at that time from HUL.Salman Khan,Bollywood superstar endorsed it.It was introduced in 1987.
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Wheel is the third album by Laura Stevenson, and the first to be released as simply Laura Stevenson. The album was released by Don Giovanni Records on April 23, 2013.
In computing, the term wheel refers to a user account with a wheel bit, a system setting that provides additional special system privileges that empower a user to execute restricted commands that ordinary user accounts cannot access. The term is derived from the slang phrase big wheel, referring to a person with great power or influence. It was first used in this context with regard to the TENEX operating system, later distributed under the name TOPS-20 in the 1960s and early 1970s.
The term was adopted by Unix users in the 1980s, due to the movement of operating system developers and users from TENEX/ TOPS-20 to Unix. Modern Unix implementations generally include a security protocol that requires a user to be a member of the wheel user privileges group in order to gain superuser access to a machine by using the [[su (computing)|su]] command.
A wheel route is a pattern run by a receiver or running back in American football. If a receiver runs it, they will immediately run a quick out pattern, then proceed to turn upfield in a curved pattern. Typically this route is run by an inside receiver, with the number one receiver heading inside to exploit coverage in the defense. When run from the running back position the player will run towards the sideline while looking back at the quarterback as if about to receive a pass on a flare route. The running back will then turn upfield at the sideline and run straight down the field.
This route is useful when run from the wide receiver position because the defensive back will expect the ball to be thrown as the receiver makes his first turn and will bite (go for the fake) underneath the receiver (run between the quarterback and the receiver to try to prevent, block, or intercept the pass) to defend the pass and be unable to recover as the receiver turns upfield. In this respect the route is very similar to an Out-and-Up or Chair route, but without the vertical release that the Out-and-Up utilizes. The route is useful when run from the running back position because the defender will assume the ball is going to be thrown to the running back behind the line of scrimmage (the quarterback can use a pump fake to further "sell" this), and will bite underneath the running back only to have the running back turn upfield.
Usage examples of "wheel".
A swarm of birds-gulls and ternswas wheeling over half an acre of water that seemed to be aboil with living things.
The Duchesse de Luynes allowed the special wheelbarrow she had had made in acajou to be wheeled by the flower girls who were her teammates.
Leaving a dozen men with buckets, readily filled from the acequia which turned the old water wheel just across the post of No.
Down in the village decisions were made, things were done, life went on in the knowledge that in her old wheeled shepherding hut on the hills Granny Aching was there, watching.
Fifty eggs well fried will yield about five ounces of this oil, which is acrid, and so enduringly liquid that watch-makers use it for lubricating the axles and pivots of their most delicate wheels.
They sat together over a wheel, which was unfortunate, but at least Jan was not Kate, and had no need of acupressure bracelets and a large dose of Sturgeron.
There are several telephones, seven or eight chairs, two racks on wheels that contain all the charts, and an Addressograph machine used when we order lab studies, X-rays, or tests on patients.
The thing was going so fast he had but an instant apprehension of the dark figure of the aeronaut crouched together clutching at his wheel.
In the afterglow, a white ghost came wheeling through the sky below, on two wide sails.
Vrondisi, the monastery at the foot of Psiloritis, came down to the rich Turkish village of Suros and killed its bloodthirsty aga, just as he had bound two Christians to the treadmill of the well in his garden and was making them turn the wheel.
Beyond the agora, Achamian saw a cohort of birds wheeling above the great domes of the Temple Xothei, whose silhouette loomed above the tenements hedging the north end of the market.
They were on the same level now as the first of the two upper flights, which he could see were the new Fokkers, with aileron extensions and the extra lifting surface between the wheels.
He wheeled, dodged between two Danes, end vanished down a game trail with alacritous churning of short legs.
With the understanding that they would close the deal when Alec brought the cart back, he hurried off to the Wheel.
And that was the way they came in, with the uniforms saluting as Pio wheeled the Alfa under the portal and into the interior courtyard.