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wheel back

a chair back having the form of a circle or oval with spindles or bars meeting at the center.
Origin of wheel back
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then I turned the wheel back until he took his former place.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
  • Loin may be slightly arched, but with no approach to 'wheel back.'

    All About Dogs Charles Henry Lane
  • He turned the wheel back till the indicator pointed to five.

    A Honeymoon in Space

    George Griffith
  • Jason pulled the wheel back and there was just time to get his arms in front of his face before they hit.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • He had gone hungry two days waiting for the reply, and it was then that he put his wheel back in pawn.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • "I can ride without touching the handles, too," he boasted, as he guided the wheel back to her.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • It was still Rainey's deck-watch, and at any moment Carlsen might relinquish the wheel back to him as soon as the girl got tired.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
  • Redgrave turned the wheel back two or three inches and touched a second button.

    A Honeymoon in Space

    George Griffith
  • Once she glanced suspiciously around at him, only to wheel back instantly and once more apply her knuckles to the wood.

    Bob Hampton of Placer

    Randall Parrish
  • The Security men were attempting to instruct the computer to precess the wheel back to its original position.

    Where I Wasn't Going Walt Richmond

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