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wire wheel

[ wahyuhr hweel, weel wahyuhr hweel, weel ]

noun

  1. a wheellike brush having stiff wire bristles and used especially for finishing or cleaning metal.
  2. a wheel, as on a sports car, having wire spokes.


wire wheel

noun

  1. a wheel in which the rim is held to the hub by wire spokes, esp one used on a sports car Compare disc wheel
  2. a power-driven rotary wire brush for scaling or burnishing


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wire wheel1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

They twirl around on a wire wheel and one of 'em stands up on his hind legs.

If they hadn't been payin' him all them millions for pitcher plays, he could of got a job in a wire wheel.

Both on 'em ran into the wire wheel an' that bore down the stern o' the ship so the under wires touched the water.

Mousie was put into it; and he soon began to make the wire-wheel go round.

A later surprise had been the wire wheel in his cage, so that he could run to his heart's content.

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