[ ten-hwee-ler, -wee- ]
/ ˈtɛnˈʰwi lər, -ˈwi- /


a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and no rear truck.

Origin of Ten-Wheeler

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for ten-wheeler

  • Joe and his guard reached one of the huge entrances as a ten-wheeler truck came in with a load of shining metal plates.

    Space Platform|Murray Leinster
  • The ten-wheeler was on its side in the ditch, nuzzling the opposite bank of a low cutting.