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freewheel

free·wheel

freewheel

 
pronunciation:
fri wil
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device in the rear hub of a bicycle that lets the rear wheel continue turning after the pedals are stopped.
definition 2: a device in some cars, helicopters, or the like that lets the drive shaft continue turning when its speed is greater than that of the engine shaft.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: freewheeled, freewheeling, freewheels
definition 1: to continue in motion with the wheels detached from the driving mechanism; coast.
definition 2: to live, move, or function in an unrestrained, uninhibited, or irresponsible manner.
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