Meaning of WHEEL in English

WHEEL

n.

Function: intransitive verb

Date: 13th century

1 : to turn on or as if on an axis : REVOLVE

2 : to change direction as if revolving on a pivot <the battalion would have wheel ed to the flank ― Walter Bernstein> <her mind will wheel around to the other extreme ― Liam O'Flaherty> < wheel ed to face her opponent>

3 : to move or extend in a circle or curve <birds in wheel ing flight> <valleys where young cotton wheel ed slowly in fanlike rows ― William Faulkner>

4 : to travel on or as if on wheels or in a wheeled vehicle

transitive verb

1 : to cause to turn on or as if on an axis : ROTATE

2 : to convey or move on or as if on wheels or in a wheeled vehicle < wheel ed the patient back to his room> < wheel ed the car into the driveway> < wheel in the experts>

3 : to cause to change direction as if revolving on a pivot

4 : to make or perform in a circle or curve

– wheel and deal : to make deals or do business especially shrewdly or briskly

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.