wire wheel

[ wahyuhr -hweel, weel for 1; wahyuhr -hweel, weel for 2 ]
/ ˈwaɪər ˌʰwil, ˌwil for 1; ˈwaɪər ˈʰwil, ˈwil for 2 /

noun

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.

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Origin of wire wheel

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for wire wheel

wire wheel

noun

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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