Then it happened: a handsome little piglet was wheeled through the restaurant with trotters hanging gently over its dish.
Mubarak was present, wheeled in on a hospital trolley and wearing his trademark sunglasses.
I turned into a driveway, wheeled around and headed back to the supermarket.
A few minutes later, however, giant platters of Chinese food were wheeled into the room to complete the buffet.
I was working the evening shift in my last year of medical school when they wheeled Dylan into the pediatric emergency room.
Flaspoller wheeled with an insolent dismissal on his lips, but Hauk forestalled him.
And he wheeled one of the easy chairs to the spot where that lady was standing.
I asked, for it seemed hardly possible to determine where a wheeled vehicle had stopped.
The Christians wheeled round, and charged again upon their foe.
As he wheeled round: Virgil and Dante have come to a halt upon the embankment.
Old English hweol, hweogol, from Proto-Germanic *khwekhwlan, *khwegwlan (cf. Old Norse hvel, Old Swedish hiughl, Old Frisian hwel, Middle Dutch weel), from PIE *k(w)e-k(w)lo- "wheel, circle" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kolo "wheel"), a reduplicated form from root *k(w)el- "to go round" (see cycle (n.)).
The root wegh-, "to convey, especially by wheeled vehicle," is found in virtually every branch of Indo-European, including now Anatolian. The root, as well as other widely represented roots such as aks- and nobh-, attests to the presence of the wheel -- and vehicles using it -- at the time Proto-Indo-European was spoken. [Watkins, p. 96]Figurative sense is early 14c. Slang wheels "a car" is recorded from 1959. Wheeler-dealer is from 1954, a rhyming elaboration of dealer; wheelie is from 1966.
"to turn like a wheel," early 13c., from wheel (n.); transitive sense attested from late 14c. Related: Wheeled; wheeling.
(Heb. galgal; rendered "wheel" in Ps. 83:13, and "a rolling thing" in Isa. 17:13; R.V. in both, "whirling dust"). This word has been supposed to mean the wild artichoke, which assumes the form of a globe, and in autumn breaks away from its roots, and is rolled about by the wind in some places in great numbers.