noun (plural wheelmen)North American informal
1A driver, in particular the driver of a getaway vehicle.
- 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.
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