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Synonyms for wheel

Synonyms for wheel

a closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this

circular movement around a point or about an axis

to move or cause to move in circles or around an axis

to run and control (a motor vehicle)

to turn or cause to turn in place, as on a hinge or fixed point, tracing an arclike path

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Synonyms for wheel

a handwheel that is used for steering

forces that provide energy and direction

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a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel

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game equipment consisting of a wheel with slots that is used for gambling

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an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims

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change directions as if revolving on a pivot

wheel somebody or something

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move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

ride a bicycle

References in classic literature ?
The wheel whirled around and around, with the Grandmother simply quaking as she watched its revolutions.
A great bank of dust, white and luminous in the blaze of the sun, made everything within twenty feet of the ground grey and indistinct and was perpetually renewed by the hurrying feet of a dense crowd of horses and of men and women on foot, and by the wheels of vehicles of every de- scription.
Along the margin came those who were on foot threatened by the wheels, stumbling in the ditches, blundering into one another.
A brewer's dray rumbled by with its two near wheels splashed with fresh blood.
He saw Miss Elphinstone covering her eyes, and a little child, with all a child's want of sympathetic imagination, staring with dilated eyes at a dusty something that lay black and still, ground and crushed under the rolling wheels.
The young officer salutes again, wheels his horse, and rides straight toward the crest of the hill.
Our horseman, now within a quarter of a mile of the crest, suddenly wheels to the left and gallops in a direction parallel to it.
One moment only and he wheels right about and is speeding like the wind straight down the slope - toward his friends, toward his death
And as this idea of fulfilling Wolf Larsen's order persisted in my dazed consciousness, I seemed to see him standing at the wheel in the midst of the wild welter, pitting his will against the will of the storm and defying it.
And having commanded, he went aft with his peculiar tigerish leaps to the wheel.
And then the wheel would reappear, and Wolf Larsen's broad shoulders, his hands gripping the spokes and holding the schooner to the course of his will, himself an earth-god, dominating the storm, flinging its descending waters from him and riding it to his own ends.
And when he put the wheel hard over and the Ghost's bow swung off, there was nothing for the hunters to do but obey and make the best of a risky chance.
As we neared the corner I heard a horse and two wheels coming rapidly down the hill toward us.
Then the creatures shook their front wheels at Dorothy in a threatening manner, and it seemed they were able to speak as well as to make their dreadful outcries, for several of them shouted:
The creature in the chair checked his furious wheels, and looked back over his shoulder with an impish curiosity horrible to see.