• What is a wheel?

    Ekaterina Ermolaeva
    Ekaterina Ermolaeva
    December 22, 2014
    What is a wheel?

    The word "wheel" is often found in everyday speech. However, it has different meanings, not all of them are known. Let's talk about what a wheel is and what it can mean by it.


    A wheel is a round disk attached to an axis. The wheel serves as an assistant in the transportation of various goods, which are mounted on top of the axle.

    There are many examples of using such a wheel: it is installed on vehicles, on various types of wheelbarrows and carts, on wheelchairs;

    By the way, quite interesting versions exist about the origin of the wheel, you can learn about them from our article Who invented the wheel.

    Part of the mechanism

    The wheel is called such round discs in the mechanisms that help these mechanisms to do their work.

    For example, there are wheels in clocks, on sewing machines, on mills, inside various kinds of engines.

    Narcotic or drug

    On slang wheels called drugs in the form of tablets (Ecstasy). Also, some doctors and patients of medical institutions in a joking way call their medicines this way.

    Example: A doctor has given me headache wheels.

    Figurative meaning

    In a figurative sense, the word is used in stable phrases in relation to phenomena or processes that smoothly and constantly change and move.

    Example: The Wheel of Fortune dictates its own rules.

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