Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wheel clamp”

See all translations

wheel clamp

noun [C] uk   UK ( US boot, Denver boot) us  
a metal device attached to the wheel of an illegally parked car that will only be removed when the owner pays an amount of money: I hope we're not going to find a wheel clamp on my car when we get back.
wheel-clamp
verb [T] uk   /ˈwiːl.klæmp/ us  
Translations of “wheel clamp”
in Chinese (Traditional) (懲罰違規停車的)車輪固定夾…
in Chinese (Simplified) (惩罚违章停车的)车轮固定夹…
(Definition of wheel clamp from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wheel clamp?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More