wheelmen

wheelman

[hweel-muhn, weel-]
noun, plural wheelmen.
1.
Also, wheelsman [hweelz-muhn, weel-] . a helmsman or steersman.
2.
a rider of a bicycle, tricycle, or the like.
3.
Slang.
a.
a driver, especially a chauffeur: The mobster's wheelman was also his bodyguard.
b.
a person who drives the getaway car in a holdup or robbery.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; wheel + -man

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