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felloes

Line breaks: fel¦loes
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛləʊz
 
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(also fellies /ˈfɛliz/)

Definition of felloes in English:

plural noun

The outer rim of a wheel, to which the spokes are fixed.
Example sentences
  • On the walls hang all types of patterns, including well over a hundred for different sized wagon wheel felloes.
  • Similarly, the solid top of the felloe stool presented such ‘unforeseen technical difficulties’ that a compromise design with spaced felloes was agreed upon.
  • He believed they were used for planing felloes.

Origin

Old English felg (singular); related to Dutch velg and German Felge; of unknown ultimate origin.

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