wheeler
noun Date: 1683 1. one that wheels 2. a draft animal (as a horse) pulling in the position nearest the front wheels of a wagon 3. something (as a vehicle or ship) that has wheels — used especially in combination <
a side-wheeler
>
<
18-wheelers
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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