Meaning of WHEEL in English


Circular frame of hard material capable of turning on an axle.

Wheels may be solid, partly solid, or spoked. The oldest known wheel was a wooden disk of planks held together by crosspieces. A pottery wheel or turntable was developed с 3500 BC in Mesopotamia. The spoked wheel appeared с 2000 BC on


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spinning wheel

wheel lock

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