from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical One who steers a ship; a helmsman.
- n. The driver of an automobile, especially of a getaway car.
- n. A bicyclist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A driver of an automobile, especially a getaway vehicle in a criminal enterprise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who rides a bicycle or tricycle; a cycler, or cyclist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The man at the wheel of a vessel; a steersman.
- n. One who uses a bicycle, tricycle, or similar conveyance.
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He was only called a wheelman then, but in reality was a pilot.
Among them was Robert Smalls, who was virtually the pilot of the boat, although he was only called a wheelman, because at that time no colored man could have, in fact, been made a pilot.
p = 9252#comment-367 what the hell is your guys 'god damn problem? bitchin bout langauge. this is a blog bout vin being the wheelman, which is a damn fine game if you ask me, i can't wait till the freakin movie comes out!
Milo refers to himself as a "wheelman," an expert driver who can do the impossible.
As Maggie Q and Christinia Milian will inform you during the movie-style cut scenes, your position as a 'wheelman' requires you to infiltrate a car smuggling ring by convincing the bad guys you're one of them.
I wanted to do a book that featured Stephanie's wheelman, Lula.
A stoic, nameless wheelman known only as the Driver guns a souped-up getaway car through dark Los Angeles streets as police cars give chase, skillfully evading capture with daredevil cunning as armed-robber clients get the ride of their lives.
If you've seen any of the ads for the new film Drive starring Ryan Gosling as a nameless stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman for hire, you'd probably think Drive is a darker, more artsy installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, with accomplished actors like Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan, and Ron Perlman juicing the scenes between car chases.
That may give you some sense of this highly stylized, often beautiful and graphically violent action drama about a mechanic and part-time movie stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman.
Todd Tyler, my wheelman, is waiting there like we planned if things got hot and we were separated.