Share this entry

Share this page


Syllabification: wheel·man
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wēlmən
, ˈ(h)wēlˌman

Definition of wheelman in English:

noun (plural wheelmen)

North American informal
1A person who drives a car or takes the wheel of a boat.
Example sentences
  • Along with Gordon, Stewart is the best pure wheelman in NASCAR and, now, in the midst of an historic hot streak, he is driving with enormous confidence.
  • Wanted: One wheelman with an extraordinarily heavy foot.
  • After his win at Texas, Biffle said the current spoiler package makes the cars the most difficult he's ever driven - but being a wheelman, he's well suited for the challenge.
1.1A cyclist.
Example sentences
  • Those early wheelmen didn't have bicycle helmets, but they did wear close-fitting long-visored caps.

Definition of wheelman in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day interfuse
Pronunciation: ɪntəˈfjuːz
join or mix (two or more things) together