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felloe

[fel-oh]
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noun
  1. the circular rim, or a part of the rim of a wheel, into which the outer ends of the spokes are inserted.
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Also felly.

Origin of felloe

before 900; Middle English felwe, Old English felg(e); cognate with German Felge
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felloe

felly (ˈfɛlɪ)

noun plural -loes or -lies
  1. a segment or the whole rim of a wooden wheel to which the spokes are attached and onto which a metal tyre is usually shrunk
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Word Origin

Old English felge; related to Old High German felga, Middle Dutch velge, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for felloe

n.

"rim of a spoked wheel," early 15c., from felie (c.1200), from Old English felga, plural of felg "rim of a wheel," from Proto-Germanic *felz- (cf. Old Saxon felga, Middle Dutch velge, Dutch velg, Old High German felga, German Felge).

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