from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a wheel.
  • adj. Expanding into a flat, circular border at top, with scarcely any tube.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a wheel. Specifically


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Note that the T appears as a wheel-shaped letter, containing an X-shaped marking.

    The English Is Coming!

  • She entered in the latitude, longitude, and time, and let it generate another wheel-shaped map of the heavens.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Eva stood on top of the unit and could see a wheel-shaped handle above her lit by a single utility light.

    The Search For WondLa

  • And there, down on the floor of the gallery, standing beside a large flat wheel-shaped device, Jack saw several figures carrying flashlights, looking down into a wide salt pit.


  • There would be twelve of them, each forming a "spoke" of the wheel-shaped space station.

    Golden State

  • “Do you see that up-and-down yonder?” he said, indicating a wheel-shaped structure rising up out of the center of the fair.


  • Each of these 7 urban centres was surround­ed by a canal, which also connected them to the neighbouring and the central cities, forming a wheel-shaped system of waterways, the Inter Municipal Canal.

    Garden Cities

  • The team from the Universities of Bonn and Leuven has now jumped this hurdle: They have successfully synthesized very large wheel-shaped molecules.

    Molecules Shaped Like Wagon Wheels | Impact Lab

  • Enormous iron wheel-shaped chandeliers hung from the dome, each providing dozens of lanterns whose yellow light supplemented the sunlight coming in the stained glass windows.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Illumination is provided by many banks of stained glass windows, and by huge iron wheel-shaped chandeliers with dim, lantern-like electric lights.

    Archive 2006-08-01


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