Definition of wheel clamp in English:

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wheel clamp



A device for immobilizing an illegally parked car.
Example sentences
  • Don't try to remove the wheel clamp yourself as you can be accused of causing criminal damages.
  • It pays to read the signs before leaving your car in a car park or other private land in England: security guards can impose enormous instant fines, and enforce them by immobilizing your car with a wheel clamp.
  • Laurent wasn't very lucky after ending up with a wheel clamp on his Chrysler Voyager people carrier and a £120 fine for failing to pay and display.


(wheel-clamp) [with object] Immobilize (an illegally parked car) with a wheel clamp.
Example sentences
  • A nurse whose car was wheel-clamped on hospital grounds as she dealt with an emergency has threatened her bosses with legal action.
  • They will wheel-clamp your car if you don't move.
  • The vehicle was wheel-clamped by Carstoppers for parking across two bays on a private car park in Haworth.
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