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  • adj. Lacking wheels, without wheels.

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

  • adj. having no wheels or having no wheeled vehicles


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  • Then he had quickly brought the plane forward, making it leap slightly and lurch upward, causing the wheelless landing strut to rise a few feet into the air . . .


  • Shamefacedly he entered the passenger compartment of the wheelless vehicle.

    "Thia of the Drylands" by Harl Vincent, part 3

  • With a swift rush the wheelless cab had risen from the nickel-cobalt roadway and lurched off into one of the express traffic lanes.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • All the other shelter proposals are basically stark, gray, cinderblock warehouses for humanity, poisonous, wheelless trailers left over from no-bid Katrina contracts, or even tents surrounded by guard towers.

    There's No Place Like Home.. and it was right there all the time...

  • The outbuilding's central area was empty save for an ancient tractor sitting wheelless on the massive stumps of its axles, but in one of the equipment stalls, the light of our powerful flashlight picked out a few rusty, left-over tools and a wooden ladder leaning against the back wall.

    Duma Key

  • I have been, in my time, belated on miry by-roads, towards the small hours, forty or fifty miles from London, in a wheelless carriage, with exhausted horses and drunken postboys, and have got back in time for publication, to be received with never-forgotten compliments by the late Mr. Black, coming in the broadest of Scotch from the broadest of hearts I ever knew.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • An old bicycle, wheelless and rusted, protruded from the lagoon bed beneath him.

    Unnatural Selection

  • DOBBS: And as you described it, the wheels off on this administration, and quickly finding itself wheelless.

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2005

  • Beyond the garage, in a field studded with juniper bushes, a woman was standing near a wheelless pickup truck.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • He had but few more downward steps to go and could picture himself soon dragging some wheelless sledge or travois, that or selling little trinkets from a pack on his back.

    Cold Mountain


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