Origin of wheeled
- a circular frame with an axle connecting to the rudder of a ship, for steering: He took the wheel during the storm.
- a paddle wheel.
- a propeller.
- moving, propelling, or animating agencies: the wheels of commerce; the wheels of thought.
- Slang.a personal means of transportation, especially a car.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of wheel
Examples from the Web for wheeled
Contemporary Examples of wheeled
At Woodhull Hospital, the Bed-Stuy ambulance crew kept doing all they could as they wheeled Ramos into the emergency room.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops
December 22, 2014
Mubarak was present, wheeled in on a hospital trolley and wearing his trademark sunglasses.Mubarak’s Acquittal Signals Complete Triumph of Military Over Arab Spring
November 29, 2014
When the machine was wheeled in, I pulled the window shades closed and applied the ultrasound probe to his chest.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
The sandal is pictured in cartoon-form against the New York skyline on a wheeled plank, held up by wires emerging from the ground.Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Might Model for Bulgari; Beyoncé's H&M Campaign Drops
The Fashion Beast Team
March 21, 2013
I was working the evening shift in my last year of medical school when they wheeled Dylan into the pediatric emergency room.Doctor Describes The Reality When a Child Is Shot
December 17, 2012
Historical Examples of wheeled
And he wheeled one of the easy chairs to the spot where that lady was standing.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
He wheeled his horse across the walk to bar her way, and quickly dismounted.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
When he reached the deck and wheeled around to look at me you just ought to have seen his face.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Dick heard a light step in the passage and he wheeled quickly.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
He wheeled it up to the side door, an' put a plank over the steps, an' wheeled it right in.Meadow Grass
- having or equipped with a wheel or wheels
- (in combination)four-wheeled
- driving or steering a vehicle or vessel
- in charge
Word Origin for wheel
"to turn like a wheel," early 13c., from wheel (n.); transitive sense attested from late 14c. Related: Wheeled; wheeling.
Old English hweol, hweogol, from Proto-Germanic *khwekhwlan, *khwegwlan (cf. Old Norse hvel, Old Swedish hiughl, Old Frisian hwel, Middle Dutch weel), from PIE *k(w)e-k(w)lo- "wheel, circle" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kolo "wheel"), a reduplicated form from root *k(w)el- "to go round" (see cycle (n.)).
The root wegh-, "to convey, especially by wheeled vehicle," is found in virtually every branch of Indo-European, including now Anatolian. The root, as well as other widely represented roots such as aks- and nobh-, attests to the presence of the wheel -- and vehicles using it -- at the time Proto-Indo-European was spoken. [Watkins, p. 96]
Figurative sense is early 14c. Slang wheels "a car" is recorded from 1959. Wheeler-dealer is from 1954, a rhyming elaboration of dealer; wheelie is from 1966.
In addition to the idioms beginning with wheel
- wheel and deal
- wheels in motion
- wheels within wheels
- asleep at the switch (wheel)
- at the wheel
- big cheese (wheel)
- cog in the wheel
- fifth wheel
- grease (oil) the wheels
- hell on wheels
- put one's shoulder to the wheel
- reinvent the wheel
- set (wheels) in motion
- spin one's wheels
- squeaky wheel gets the grease