awheel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ wheel

Adjective[edit]

awheel (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Riding a bicycle.
    • 2009 February 16, “Keeping it Reeled In”, Bike Snob NYC, accessed on 2012-08-26:
      Originally we were supposed to conduct the interview on bikes (or "awheel" as the British say) …
  2. travelling by a wheeled vehicle; mobile
    • 1927 October 1, Johnson, “Talk of the Town”, New Yorker: 
      ... an observer at large who chanced to be at the corner of Fourteenth Street and Seventh Avenue late one night when the traffic signals brought to a halt the few taxis that were awheel then.
  3. circling, moving in the shape of a wheel
    • 1983, Poul Anderson, “The Sorrow of Odin the Goth”, in Time Patrolman, Sci-fi, Tom Doherty, ISBN 9780812530766:
      Its light glimmered on the river and on the wings of carrion fowl awheel overhead.