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wire wheel

[wahyuh r hweel, weel for 1; wahyuh r hweel, weel for 2]
  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.
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Origin of wire wheel

First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples of wire wheel

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

    The Nursery, March 1873, Vol. XIII.


British Dictionary definitions for wire wheel

wire wheel

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