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wire wheel

[wahyuh r hweel, weel for 1; wahyuh r hweel, weel for 2] /ˈwaɪər ˌʰwil, ˌwil for 1; ˈwaɪər ˈʰwil, ˈwil for 2/
a wheellike brush having stiff wire bristles and used especially for finishing or cleaning metal.
a wheel, as on a sports car, having wire spokes.
Origin of wire wheel
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wire wheel
  • It has the optional wire wheel hubcaps, fender birds and tissue dispenser.
  • There can also be a wire wheel mounted on one side for special applications.
  • If large areas need to be planed, a circular sander or wire wheel grinder may be used.
  • Cleaning may be accomplished only by using hand chipping hammers, picks, and wire brushes or a mechanically powered wire wheel.
  • The licensee retrieved the wire wheel brush, the metal and two washers from the pump.
  • The facility manufactured wheel ornamentation for cars, including wheel covers and wire wheel products.
  • The inside can be roughened with a wire wheel to improve egg adhesion.
British Dictionary definitions for wire wheel

wire wheel

a wheel in which the rim is held to the hub by wire spokes, esp one used on a sports car Compare disc wheel
a power-driven rotary wire brush for scaling or burnishing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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