Definition for free-wheeling (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for free-wheeling
The impression Americans have of a raucous, free-wheeling public debate in Israel may be a thing of the past.
The conversation was free-wheeling and we got onto all sorts of topics.The Night of the Long Knives|Fritz Reuter Leiber
Consequently, much higher speeds are attained on the level, and free-wheeling down hill is much faster.
A minute later she was free-wheeling down the hill that led through the village in the direction of Petteridge Court.A harum-scarum schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
British Dictionary definitions for free-wheeling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for free-wheeling (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for free-wheeling
1903, from free wheel (1899, see free (adj.) + wheel); a bicycle wheel that turns even when not being pedaled, later from the name of a kind of automobile drive system that allowed cars to coast without being slowed by the engine. Figurative sense is from 1911.