Definition of wheelman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wēlmən/
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wēlˌman/

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.

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Syllabification: wheel·man

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