felloe

felloe

[fel-oh]
noun
the circular rim, or a part of the rim of a wheel, into which the outer ends of the spokes are inserted.
Also, felly.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English felwe, Old English felg(e); cognate with German Felge

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felloe or felly (ˈfɛləʊ, ˈfɛlɪ)
 
n , pl -loes, -lies
a segment or the whole rim of a wooden wheel to which the spokes are attached and onto which a metal tyre is usually shrunk
 
[Old English felge; related to Old High German felga, Middle Dutch velge, of unknown origin]
 
felly or felly
 
n
 
[Old English felge; related to Old High German felga, Middle Dutch velge, of unknown origin]

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