[hwee-lee, wee-]
a small, usually folding, metal frame with wheels for carrying luggage or small packages.
a maneuver in which a bicycle, motorcycle, or car has its front wheel or wheels momentarily lifted off the ground.

1960–65; wheel + -ie

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wheelie (ˈwiːlɪ)
n , pl -ies
a manoeuvre on a bicycle or motorbike in which the front wheel is raised off the ground

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Example sentences
It was also because it tipped the driver up into the air as pulled a giant wheelie.
Steering sensors and a computer conspire to make sure you don't topple over when you pop a wheelie.
For each descent, the test pilot maintained rolling contact with the curb for as long as possible by performing a wheelie.
Hubbard stated the library ramp was too steep and he has to pop a wheelie at the top to get into the library.
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