[hweel-muh n, weel-]
noun, plural wheel·men.
Also wheels·man [hweelz-muh n, weel-] /ˈʰwilz mən, ˈwil-/. a helmsman or steersman.
a rider of a bicycle, tricycle, or the like.
- a driver, especially a chauffeur: The mobster's wheelman was also his bodyguard.
- a person who drives the getaway car in a holdup or robbery.
Origin of wheelman
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Also called: wheelsman US a helmsman
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