[ten-hwee-ler, -wee-]


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

Historical Examples of 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.

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    Murray Leinster

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