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
Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of,
A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.
An instrument of torture formerly used.
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.
A potter's wheel. See under Potter.
A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an
axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.
The burden or refrain of a song.
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.
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.
To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more
about; to rotate; to gyrate.
To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or
pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.