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wheeler

[hwee-ler, wee-] /ˈʰwi lər, ˈwi-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that wheels.
2.
a person who makes wheels; wheelwright.
3.
something provided with a wheel or wheels (usually used in combination):
a four-wheeler; a stern-wheeler.
4.
wheel horse (def 1).
Origin of wheeler
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see wheel, -er1

Wheeler

[hwee-ler, wee-] /ˈʰwi lər, ˈwi-/
noun
1.
Burton Kendall, 1882–1975, U.S. political leader.
2.
Joseph, 1836–1906, U.S. Confederate officer and political leader.
3.
William Almon
[al-muh n,, awl-] /ˈæl mən,, ˈɔl-/ (Show IPA),
1819–1887, vice president of the U.S. 1877–81.
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  • Nasmyth beckoned to Laura and moved forward with Gordon, and wheeler, who carried the battery.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • He was sure that his apprehension did not come from any fear of an attack by Forrest or wheeler.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Then there was the farmhouse; and then a carpenter came, and a wheeler.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • Gordon and wheeler, the pulp-mill manager, knelt in the middle of the boat.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • But I had written only a few lines when Mrs. wheeler called me.

    Mary and I Stephen Return Riggs
British Dictionary definitions for wheeler

wheeler

/ˈwiːlə/
noun
1.
Also called wheel horse. a horse or other draught animal nearest the wheel
2.
(in combination) something equipped with a specified sort or number of wheels: a three-wheeler
3.
a person or thing that wheels

Wheeler

/ˈwiːlə/
noun
1.
John Archibald. 1911–2008, US physicist, noted for his work on nuclear fission and the development (1949–51) of the hydrogen bomb, also for his work on unified field theory
2.
Sir (Robert Eric) Mortimer. 1890–1976, Scottish archaeologist, who did much to increase public interest in archaeology. He is noted esp for his excavations at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa in the Indus Valley and at Maiden Castle in Dorset
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Slang definitions & phrases for wheeler
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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