Meaning of “wheel” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /wiːl/
Extra Examples
I thought I saw a bicycle wheel poking out of the water.This lever turns the wheels around.I tried to move forward but the wheels had locked.The wheels of the bike had been twisted in the accident.The tyre has to be fitted to the rim of a wheel.

A2 [ C ] a circular object fixed under a vehicle so that it moves smoothly over the ground:

My bike needs a new front wheel.
the wheel

B2 a steering wheel (= circular object you turn to direct a vehicle):

You should drive with both hands on the wheel.
He fell asleep at the wheel (= while driving).

(Definition of “wheel noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)