wire wheel

[wahyuh r hweel, weel for 1; wahyuh r hweel, weel for 2]


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

Nearby words

  1. wire rope,
  2. wire service,
  3. wire side,
  4. wire transfer,
  5. wire vine,
  6. wire wool,
  7. wire-brush,
  8. wire-gauge,
  9. wire-guided,
  10. wire-haired

Origin of wire wheel

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for wire wheel

wire wheel


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