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Overview of noun wheel

The noun wheel has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (12) wheel

(a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines))

2. (5) steering wheel, wheel

(a handwheel that is used for steering)

3. wheel

(forces that provide energy and direction; "the wheels of government began to turn")

4. wheel

(a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel)

5. roulette wheel, wheel

(game equipment consisting of a wheel with slots that is used for gambling; the wheel rotates horizontally and players bet on which slot the roulette ball will stop in)

6. rack, wheel

(an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims)

7. bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle

(a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals)

Overview of verb wheel

The verb wheel has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (7) wheel, wheel around

(change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left")

2. (3) wheel, wheel around

(wheel somebody or something)

3. (3) wheel, roll

(move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds")

4. bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel

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