felloe

[ fel-oh ]
/ ˈfɛl oʊ /

noun

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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Origin of felloe

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

felly (ˈfɛlɪ)

/ (ˈfɛləʊ) /

noun plural -loes or -lies

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

Word Origin for felloe

Old English felge; related to Old High German felga, Middle Dutch velge, of unknown origin
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