March 27, 2015 – Word of the Day
A wheel is used for movement. Wheels are found on vehicles, machines, toys, and sports equipment.
- Cars have four wheels.
- Large trucks may have up to eighteen wheels.
- Wheels on a shopping cart turn in many different directions.
- Office chairs usually have wheels.
- Roller skates, roller blades, and skateboards all have wheels.
Roller blades are also known as inline skates.
There are many different kinds of wheels:
The word "wheel" can also be used as a verb:
- Wheel your chair over here and take a look at something on my computer.
- Toby wheeled a load of dirt into the backyard using a wheelbarrow.
Many expressions include the word "wheel."
- The wheels are turning in his mind. (He’s thinking hard about something.)
- Don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve had too much to drink. (get behind the wheel = drive)
- The conductor of the train fell asleep at the wheel. (He wasn’t paying attention.)
- There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. (A solution already exists for this problem.)
- Ron popped a wheelie on his motorcycle. (He drove his motorcycle a short distance on only the back tire.)
- That’s a nice set of wheels. (That’s a nice car.)
- He drives an eighteen wheeler. (He drives a large truck with eighteen wheels.)
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