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wheel lock

noun
1.
an old type of gunlock in which sparks are produced by the friction of a small steel wheel against a piece of iron pyrites.
2.
a gun having such a gunlock.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70
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Examples from the web for wheel lock
  • The steering wheel lock also acts as a good visual deterrent.
  • Your wheel lock needs to be checked to be sure that it engages and releases properly and does not rub against the tire.
  • If you drop a trailer, use a fifth wheel lock whenever possible.
  • Due to the accident potential, systems may want to consider replacing the wheel lock securement.
  • In one, the wheel lock failed during a turn, causing the chair to overturn and eject the rider.
British Dictionary definitions for wheel lock

wheel lock

noun
1.
a gunlock formerly in use in which the firing mechanism was activated by sparks produced by friction between a small steel wheel and a flint
2.
a gun having such a lock
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