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wheelman

[hweel-muh n, weel-] /ˈʰwil mən, ˈwil-/
noun, plural wheelmen.
1.
Also, wheelsman
[hweelz-muh n, weel-] /ˈʰwilz mən, ˈwil-/ (Show IPA)
. a helmsman or steersman.
2.
a rider of a bicycle, tricycle, or the like.
3.
Slang.
  1. a driver, especially a chauffeur:
    The mobster's wheelman was also his bodyguard.
  2. a person who drives the getaway car in a holdup or robbery.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; wheel + -man
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