A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center. Something resembling such a disk or ring in appearance or movement or having a wheel as its principal part or characteristic, as: The steering device on a vehicle. A potter's wheel. A water wheel. A spinning wheel. Games A device used in roulette and other games of chance. A firework that rotates while burning. Informal A bicycle. An instrument to which a victim was bound for torture during the Middle Ages. Forces that provide energy, movement, or direction: the wheels of commerce. The act or process of turning; revolution or rotation. A military maneuver executed in order to change the direction of movement of a formation, as of troops or ships, in which the formation is maintained while the outer unit describes an arc and the inner or center unit remains stationary as a pivot. Slang A motor vehicle or access thereto: Do you have wheels tonight? Slang A person with a great deal of power or influence: a wheel in state government. To roll, move, or transport on wheels or a wheel. To cause to turn around or as if around a central axis; revolve or rotate. To provide with wheels or a wheel. To turn around or as if around a central axis; revolve or rotate. To roll or move on or as if on wheels or a wheel. To fly in a curving or circular course: A flock of gulls wheeled just above the dock. To turn or whirl around in place; pivot: "The boy wheeled and the fried eggs leaped from his tray\u201d ( Ivan Gold). To reverse one's opinion or practice: Don't be surprised if the boss wheels about on that idea. at Operating the steering mechanism of a vehicle; driving. at Directing or controlling; in charge.