Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An arrangement of gears or wheels in a mechanical device.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An assembly of wheels serving a mechanical purpose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A combination of wheels, and their connection, in a machine or mechanism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A combination of wheels, as in watches and clocks, in embroidery, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)

Etymologies

wheel +‎ work (Wiktionary)

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