Definition of wheelman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwiːlmən/

noun (plural wheelmen)

North American informal
1A driver, in particular the driver of a getaway vehicle.
Example sentences
  • One of his accomplices is shot, his wheelman flees with the getaway car, and Charlie races deeper into the bank, trying to evade cops and security guards.
  • In a July 29th, 1971 robbery of the Banker's Trust, the accused was to act as the wheelman.
  • Smithson is alleged to have hired them as his gunmen for payment of $5,000 each while Davidson, an associate of Smithson's, was the alleged wheelman.
2A cyclist: [in names]: the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
More example sentences
  • Those early wheelmen didn't have bicycle helmets, but they did wear close-fitting long-visored caps.

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