[hweel-muh n, weel-]
- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for wheelman
Any active boy of ten years of age and upward may become a wheelman.
The wheelman rang the speed-bell, and then spoke through the tube to the engineer.Four Young Explorers
He could see the chin and jaws of the wheelman and the beard of old Captain Newton.The Pagan Madonna
"Make the course north north-east, Morris," he shouted to the wheelman.Asiatic Breezes
He passed old Aaron with no word, passed the wheelman, and faced his brother.All the Brothers Were Valiant
Ben Ames Williams