[hwee-lee, wee-]


a small, usually folding, metal frame with wheels for carrying luggage or small packages.
a maneuver in which a bicycle, motorcycle, or car has its front wheel or wheels momentarily lifted off the ground.

Origin of wheelie

First recorded in 1960–65; wheel + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for wheelie


noun plural -ies

a manoeuvre on a bicycle or motorbike in which the front wheel is raised off the ground
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