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wheelie

[hwee-lee, wee-] /ˈʰwi li, ˈwi-/
noun
1.
a small, usually folding, metal frame with wheels for carrying luggage or small packages.
2.
a maneuver in which a bicycle, motorcycle, or car has its front wheel or wheels momentarily lifted off the ground.
Origin of wheelie
1960-1965
1960-65; wheel + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for wheelie

wheelie

/ˈwiːlɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
a manoeuvre on a bicycle or motorbike in which the front wheel is raised off the ground
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Slang definitions & phrases for wheelie

wheelie

noun

  1. A riding on the rear wheel only, with the front wheel raised off the ground (1960s+ Motorcyclists & bicyclists)
  2. To ride a skateboard on one pair of wheels (1970s+ Skateboarders)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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