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Variant of felly.
n, pl -loes or -lies
(Automotive Engineering) a segment or the whole rim of a wooden wheel to which the spokes are attached and onto which a metal tyre is usually shrunk
[Old English felge; related to Old High German felga, Middle Dutch velge, of unknown origin]
the part of the rim of a wheel into which the outer ends of the spokes are inserted.
[before 900; Middle English felwe, Old English felg(e)]
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Each segment of a ring of wood just inside the iron tire of a wagon wheel was called a felloe, Fellow, or Felly. Sometimes there were only two felloes per wheel, with each of them made of a long piece of wood bent into a semicircular shape. Other wheel designs used several shorter felloes per wheel, with each felloe being cut to shape rather than being bent.
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|Noun||1.||felloe - 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)