Definition of “a fifth/third wheel” - English Dictionary

british dictionary

“a fifth/third wheel” in British English

See all translations

a fifth/third wheel


a wheel on a vehicle to which you attach a trailer, or the trailer itself

someone who is in a situation where they are not needed or are ignored by most people

(Definition of “a fifth/third wheel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)