- 1Ride a bicycle with the pedals at rest, especially downhill: the postman came freewheeling down the trackMore example sentences
- We swept through the town of Grindelwald and freewheeled along the bank of the Lutschine river.
- As I freewheeled and carefully negotiated the ruts, I enjoyed views of Wetwang, partially hidden in trees, and surrounded by all that cultivated land Sir Tatton was describing.
- We rode through a stream, enjoyed a few final bursts of speed and skidding switchbacks and freewheeled into the shanty town of Yolosa.
- 2 (as adjective freewheeling) Not concerned with rules, conventions, or the consequences of one’s actions: the freewheeling drug scene of the sixtiesMore example sentences
- I would like for our society to retain its skepticism of power and its freewheeling entrepreneurialism.
- They also maintain that the company's freewheeling engineering culture is not a liability but an asset.
- Its freewheeling local agents are periodically accused - and sometimes even convicted - of drug trafficking and murder.
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- 1 (free wheel) A bicycle wheel which is able to revolve freely when no power is being applied to the pedals.More example sentences
- Both the Combi and Classic have the clutch wheel mounted in front and the free wheel in the rear.
- Track bikes have no breaks, only one gear and there is no free wheel, which means there is no coasting.
- It had wooden rims and no free wheel, but I thought it was a wonderful possession.
- 1.1A device in a motor vehicle transmission allowing the drive shaft to spin faster than the engine.More example sentences
- He showed us how surprisingly easy it is to open the freewheel and service the bearings or pawls, although I doubt the sealed mechanism requires much maintenance.
- You will have to build another rim onto that hub so that you can twist the hub hard enough to unscrew the freewheel.
- I've been doing my own work for 20 years, but I can't figure out how to get any lube into the freewheel, much less how to actually open it up.