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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
wheel
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bicycle wheel/tyre
▪ My front bicycle tyre is flat.
big wheel
Catherine wheel
falling asleep at the wheel (=falling asleep while driving)
▪ One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
Ferris wheel
potter's wheel
prayer wheel
push/wheel a bicycle (=walk beside it pushing it)
▪ She was wheeling her bicycle and talking to some friends.
set the wheels in motion (=started the process)
▪ Once the house had been sold, Jane set the wheels in motion to find somewhere smaller to live.
spinning wheel
steering wheel
training wheel
wheel clamp
wheeling and dealing
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
asleep
▪ One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
back
▪ Jekub's back wheels were nearly as high as a human.
▪ If the car begins to fishtail, the back wheels have lost grip.
▪ He stabbed the brake, stabbed too hard, and his back wheels slurred in the dirt.
▪ His breathing sounds like the cardboard flap you pin to the back wheel of your bike to make a motorcycle.
▪ The discharged cartridge cases were in the roadway and the gutter, close to the back wheel of the taxi.
▪ If you have quick release wheels, take off the front wheel and lock it to the frame and back wheel.
▪ Later I removed the back wheel, refitted it, adjusted the chain tension and replaced a headlight bulb.
▪ I felt the sinking whir of the back wheel as it dug its own grave.
big
▪ It was red in colour and had much bigger wheels than the ordinary farm cart.
▪ Not that I was ever a big enough wheel in the machine to precipitate its destruction on my own.
▪ A big wheel in local government.
▪ The big wheel came round our way.
▪ Because this was the contraption's trial run, it was to be driven manually by turning the big wheel.
▪ He was a big wheel in Bucharest Securitate, Mr Manescu.
▪ Hundreds of them were clutching the strings lashed to the big steering wheel above them.
front
▪ So first I disconnect the cable where it joins the front wheel.
▪ Even if front and rear wheels are losing grip, the unit favors the set with the least amount of grab.
▪ He let go the clutch, lifted the front wheel and drove at the far bank, sand-spit dead ahead.
▪ On our way to Montana our right front wheel come off and we were stranded on the road most all that day.
▪ The pedals were fitted with toe-traps, which ensured that I landed chin first in whatever caused the front wheel to skid.
▪ A stone had been dislodged by the front wheel and had punctured our diesel tank.
▪ Alpine roads are better surfaced than they were, but still a patch of grit can start a front wheel sliding.
▪ Lumberjack came leaping around his front wheel, and he had to go slow.
great
▪ Christopher Smalley's men had already destroyed the great wheels in the winding-house.
▪ And I knew that the great wheel which rose so easily was not what I wanted.
▪ If this turns out to the case the great wheel of horticulture really will have turned full circle.
▪ A succession of marquees led to the fairground complex, dominated by a great ferris wheel.
▪ Things aren't so great at the wheel, however.
rear
▪ Turn your front wheels in the direction of the skid, the direction in which the rear wheels are sliding.
▪ The motor drives the car's single rear wheel by means of a chain.
▪ Most often this occurs when you are braking a front-drive car and the rear wheels lock up.
▪ I think it was Zonta and I hit him on the rear wheel.
▪ Both are still on show in Niagara, complete with the rear wheels.
▪ And use the extra money to get those rear wheels working for a living.
▪ After further processing, hydrogen is delivered to a stack of fuel cells energizing electric motors that drive the rear wheels.
spinning
▪ Distaffs may also be attached to a spinning wheel or be floor standing.
▪ In one corner stood a spinning wheel, the threads still pulled tight.
▪ In twenty seconds more they were gone, to the sound of spinning wheels on the ice and grinding gears.
▪ He confessed to enjoying making spinning wheels and rocking horses in his spare time.
▪ He would have preferred a spinning wheel for her to sit at, but one had to move forward with the times.
▪ She is also making good progress at her spinning wheel.
steering
▪ He clenched the steering wheel so hard that the car wobbled, and he hastily righted it.
▪ The device incorporates a high tensile steel tube which clamps to the steering wheel and an integral alarm.
▪ Anyone who knew him will gladly testify that he was a disaster behind a steering wheel.
▪ Shore power is standard and the rim of the steering wheel is hide covered.
▪ Karen smiled with enthusiasm at the car-like steering wheel of the boat.
▪ Added features include seat and steering wheel height adjustment.
▪ Laidlaw banged the steering wheel angrily with his fist.
▪ I kept on going straight right up until the last second and then I wrenched the steering wheel hard over.
■ NOUN
alloy
▪ Here a salesman flaunts his status by showing the sunshine roof, electric windows and alloy wheels on his family saloon.
▪ An extra $ 1, 000 gets you our tester, which also had alloy wheels and anti-lock brakes.
▪ Male speaker One was a white Escort with alloy wheels.
▪ New 8J×16ins alloy wheels, under subtly flared wheelarches, distinguishing the 500E from other W124s.
▪ New features include three new alloy wheel designs and much-needed new stalk controls.
▪ And the test car, which had a full service history, also featured alloy wheels and burglar alarm.
▪ I am fully rebuilding my 1974 Range Rover and would like to fit Vogue alloy wheels.
drive
▪ This may explain its reluctance to come out of four wheel drive.
▪ Furthermore, I often took detours to avoid sand which the Land Rover had gone through using its four wheel drive.
▪ This is permanent four wheel drive with a free wheel overrun clutch in the front output to stop transmission wind up.
▪ Replace both so that you can use four wheel drive.
▪ Normally, this is done through land-wheel drive to maintain consistent application.
▪ Additions to the range followed rapidly, all of which follow the same formula of transverse engine layout and front wheel drive.
▪ At present it is only two wheel drive.
train
▪ This was to prevent sparks from train wheels and engines reaching the gunpowder stores.
▪ Most of the night, the sound of the train wheels had kept her awake.
▪ I could not sleep for sheer fatigue. Train wheels, bustle.
▪ The train wheels turned above the steel tangents.
water
▪ Power was provided by a pair of water wheels driven by the Inchbrook.
▪ Tesla was obsessed by water wheels and turbines.
▪ Apart from the obvious iron water wheel, there are two sets of stones complete with damsels, hoppers, tuns etc.
▪ Even into the nineteenth century there were thirty water wheels turning along it.
▪ It now houses a restored water wheel and steam engine.
▪ Teacher: It's a water wheel.
▪ By 1940, the water wheel had been scrapped.
▪ The water wheel was constructed from an electric cable spool.
■ VERB
grip
▪ He gripped the wheel tightly and held his face quite close to the windscreen.
▪ But the ride keeps you gripping the wheel.
▪ The Doctor swung himself round the door and gripped the locking wheel.
▪ Shortly after lunch, Durkin, attired in his motoring outfit, climbed into the car and gripped the steering wheel.
▪ Repeat the tilt to the right side. Grip the steering wheel lightly with both hands.
▪ But no, he thought as he gripped the wheel.
▪ Miguel stopped, gripping the wheel as he came to a red light.
keep
▪ Christmas cash keeps the wheels of the economy oiled.
▪ It is important to keep the wheels rolling; rolling wheels have traction.
▪ But if you can keep both wheels on the ground, the engine does have enough pace for decent progress.
▪ But the ride keeps you gripping the wheel.
▪ The executive keeps the wheels turning not by solving routine questions but by tackling the tough ones.
▪ Her fingers still clung to the spokes, keeping one wheel out of action.
▪ Press the legs of the barrow into the sand but keep the wheel on the road so that it doesn't get stuck.
oil
▪ Gossiping, after all, is an important trade that oils the wheels of other people's industry.
▪ Normally Paul would have been circulating with the best of them, oiling the wheels.
▪ Credit was the solvent that oiled the wheels of many other retailers' businesses.
▪ A certain level of corruption is tolerated as part of the grease that oils the wheels of the republic.
▪ They can't excite the angry salivation needed to oil battle-bus wheels.
reinvent
▪ Learning by discovery doesn't mean reinventing the wheel each time you need to move the wagon.
▪ Without mentors we have to reinvent the wheel each new generation.
▪ I mean, why reinvent the wheel if it rolls?
sit
▪ Seventy-One Julie Craig sat at the wheel of the Fiesta, her head bowed.
▪ Susan thought: Now I've lost him; but he sat behind the wheel without starting the engine.
▪ He climbed in and sat behind the wheel.
▪ Felipe de Santis sat at the wheel, his eyes dark and irritated as he approached at speed over the rough ground.
▪ After thirty minutes I went outside, opened the door of the Falcon and sat down behind the wheel.
▪ Memsahib sat nervously behind the wheel.
spin
▪ Until Rainbow spins her wheel and hurtles towards towards them.
▪ She suggested to Robin Hood that they switch clothing and that Robin Hood work at the spinning wheel.
▪ She spun her own wheel, smashing into the Audi.
▪ There is the spinning wheel....
▪ Creed was like a gambler. Spin the wheel.
▪ And so you stay stuck, spinning your wheels, and getting angry or depressed.
▪ Nathan spun the wheel and Seawitch changed direction.
▪ The spinning wheel is a machine; a little toothpick is a machine.
steer
▪ Murray's Alfa Romeo came with a-spoke, Grand Prix-type wood-rim steering wheel.
▪ He stroked the steering wheel, words piling up.
▪ Thirteen thousand of them were commanded by a helmsman who hadn't steered anything without wheels for more than a year.
▪ He was starting to feel nervous; his hands stroked the steering wheel.
▪ Richie on one side, Tam in the middle and me behind the steering wheel.
▪ North Dakota State Highway 22-a road so straight and empty I set a book on the steering wheel and read.
▪ Equipment includes power front windows, heated windscreen and washers, electric mirrors, sunroof, velour interior and sports steering wheel.
▪ AlfTed said, punching the steering wheel.
turn
▪ None of the others appear to have turned a wheel again.
▪ To be human is merely to encumber the turning of the wheel.
▪ With just a hope that both locks opened to the same sesame, I turned the wheels to one-five-one and tried it.
▪ The pole is carried between a pair of turning wagon wheels, pulled by two red horses outfitted in bronze finery.
▪ His McLaren-Honda, which had not turned a wheel until two days before, did not miss a beat.
▪ I have decided that I will devote my life to trying to find the still center of the turning wheel.
▪ Because this was the contraption's trial run, it was to be driven manually by turning the big wheel.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a cog in the machine/wheel
asleep at the wheel/switch
▪ One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
fifth wheel
▪ Analytically this substantive meaning is redundant, a fifth wheel on the coach.
hell on wheels
▪ Sean is an angelic little baby, but Sara is hell on wheels.
oil the wheels
▪ A certain level of corruption is tolerated as part of the grease that oils the wheels of the republic.
▪ Credit was the solvent that oiled the wheels of many other retailers' businesses.
▪ Gossiping, after all, is an important trade that oils the wheels of other people's industry.
▪ Normally Paul would have been circulating with the best of them, oiling the wheels.
put a spoke in sb's wheel
put your shoulder to the wheel
reinvent the wheel
▪ He had set out to reinvent the wheel; actually he wound up inventing it.
▪ I mean, why reinvent the wheel if it rolls?
▪ Learning by discovery doesn't mean reinventing the wheel each time you need to move the wagon.
▪ Without mentors we have to reinvent the wheel each new generation.
spin your wheels
▪ I felt like I was just spinning my wheels trying to make him understand.
▪ And so you stay stuck, spinning your wheels, and getting angry or depressed.
▪ At the heart of all of the basic questions about normality we shall find we are spinning our wheels.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A big wheel in local government.
▪ As soon as they were taken from shelter, they began to slide on locked wheels over the yard, and then to tilt.
▪ By Easter 1991 the above were well on the way, and the wheels had also been fitted.
▪ I let myself droop against the steering wheel.
▪ I missed the slower trains with the lounge cars and the rackety wheels.
▪ Locomotives weighing thirty or forty tons caused havoc where wheel met rail, iron rails sometimes needing replacement every two years.
▪ Outside, a dozen gleaming Harleys were parked in a row, backed in, wheels cut to the left, identical.
▪ The real danger to the mountain vegetation comes not from cycle wheels but from acid rain and global warming.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
trolley
▪ Two white-jacketed waiters wheeled a trolley into the room.
▪ Be careful when wheeling a trolley over any uneven ground if your child is in the seat.
▪ Romanov's monologue was only once interrupted, by a waiter who wheeled in a trolley on which sat a silver salver.
▪ He found one near the exit where the checkout girl was just opening up and Mum wheeled her trolley into the space.
▪ Belinda wheeled the trolley over and helped Faye by passing her the lancet and reading the reagent strip for her.
▪ I keep thinking I know them, these that are wheeled on trolleys or borne on stretchers.
▪ She wheeled the trolley into the kitchen, and took the plum tart out of the oven.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a cog in the machine/wheel
asleep at the wheel/switch
▪ One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
fifth wheel
▪ Analytically this substantive meaning is redundant, a fifth wheel on the coach.
hell on wheels
▪ Sean is an angelic little baby, but Sara is hell on wheels.
put a spoke in sb's wheel
put your shoulder to the wheel
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ As I arrived she was just wheeling her bicycle out of the shed.
▪ I collected a trolley and wheeled it towards the frozen food section.
▪ She hated being wheeled round in a wheelchair.
▪ They then wheeled me into the operating room.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And above, the pinpricks of light wheeling on.
▪ Just forget about anyone wheeling a linen-covered table into your room with plates, silverware, wine glasses and ice buckets.
▪ No one said a word until the waiters wheeled in the centrepiece of the main course.
▪ The pigeons wheel and scuttle around us.
▪ The seagulls wheeled off and up over the harbour.
▪ Theresa is wheeling a pushchair and trying to cope with the twins.
▪ Two other buzzards wheel in on big circling paths further along, about 30m above the woods.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wheel

Wheel \Wheel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wheeled; p. pr. & vb. n. Wheeling.]

  1. To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.

  2. 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.''
    --Gray.

    Now heaven, in all her glory, shone, and rolled Her motions, as the great first mover's hand First wheeled their course.
    --Milton.

Wheel

Wheel \Wheel\, v. i.

  1. 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.
    --Bentley.

  2. 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.
    --South.

  3. To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.

    Then wheeling down the steep of heaven he flies.
    --Pope.

  4. 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.
    --Milton.

Wheel

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.

  1. 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.
    --Dryden.

  2. Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel. Specifically:

    1. A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.

    2. An instrument of torture formerly used.

      His examination is like that which is made by the rack and wheel.
      --Addison.

      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.
      --Brande.

    3. (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.

    4. (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.
      --Jer. xviii.

  3. 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.''
    --Nares.

    You must sing a-down a-down, An you call him a-down-a. O, how the wheel becomes it!
    --Shak.

    3. A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.

  4. A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
    --Milton.

  5. 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.)

    1. A mortise gear.

    2. 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.

      1. A letter lock. See under Letter.

      2. A kind of gunlock in which sparks were struck from a flint, or piece of iron pyrites, by a revolving wheel.

    3. 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
wheel

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.
wheel

"to turn like a wheel," c.1200, from wheel (n.); transitive sense attested from late 14c. Related: Wheeled; wheeling.

Wiktionary
wheel

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.

WordNet
wheel
  1. v. change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left" [syn: wheel around]

  2. wheel somebody or something [syn: wheel around]

  3. move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds" [syn: roll]

  4. ride a bicycle [syn: bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal]

wheel
  1. 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)

  2. a handwheel that is used for steering [syn: steering wheel]

  3. a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel

  4. 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]

  5. an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims [syn: rack]

  6. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals [syn: bicycle, bike, cycle]

Wikipedia
Wheel

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.

Wheel (disambiguation)

A wheel is a circular device that is capable of rotating on an axle.

Wheel may also refer to:

Wheel (detergent)

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 (album)

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.

Wheel (Unix term)

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.

Wheel (route)

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.