2. To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a
circle. "The beetle wheels her droning flight." Gray.
Now heaven, in all her glory, shone, and rolledMilton.
Her motions, as the great first mover's hand
(Wheel), v. i.
1. To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.
The moon carried about the earth always shows the sameBentley.
face to us, not once wheeling upon her own
2. To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.
Being able to advance no further, they are in a fair way toSouth.
wheel about to the other extreme.
3. To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.
Then wheeling down the steep of heaven he flies.Pope.
4. To roll forward.
Thunder mixed with hail,Milton.
Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky,
And wheel on the earth, devouring
where it rolls.
(Wheel"band`) n. The tire of a wheel.
(Wheel"bar`row) n. A light vehicle for conveying small loads. It has two handles and one
wheel, and is rolled by a single person.
(Wheel"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The European goatsucker. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wheeled) a. Having wheels; used chiefly in composition; as, a four-wheeled carriage.
1. One who wheels, or turns.
2. A maker of wheels; a wheelwright. [Obs.]
3. A wheel horse. See under Wheel.
4. (Naut.) A steam vessel propelled by a paddle wheel or by paddle wheels; used chiefly in the
terms side- wheeler and stern-wheeler.
5. A worker on sewed muslin. [Eng.]
6. (Zoöl.) The European goatsucker. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wheel"house`) n. (Naut.) (a) A small house on or above a vessel's deck, containing the
steering wheel. (b) A paddle box. See under Paddle.
1. The act of conveying anything, or traveling, on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle.