felly

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fel·ly

 (fĕl′ē) also fel·loe (fĕl′ō)
n. pl. fel·lies also fel·loes
The rim or a section of the rim of a wheel supported by spokes.

[Middle English felie, felwe, from Old English felg.]

fel•ly1

(ˈfɛl i)

n., pl. -lies.
[Middle English felien (pl.), variant of felwe felloe]

fel•ly2

(ˈfɛl i)

adv.
in a fell manner; fiercely; ruthlessly.
[1250–1300]

felly

, felloe - The felly or felloe is the exterior rim on a wheel or the section of rim supported by a spoke.
See also related terms for supported.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.felly - rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are insertedfelly - rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are inserted
rim - the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
References in classic literature ?
The tire of each wheel was taken off; a band of wood was nailed round the exterior of the felloes, the tire was then made red hot, replaced round the wheel, and suddenly cooled with water.
It had stout wheel-spokes, and heavy felloes, a great curved bed, immense straps and springs, and a pole like a battering-ram.
Then the wheelwright lays his axe to its roots that he may fashion a felloe for the wheel of some goodly chariot, and it lies seasoning by the waterside.