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Variant of felly.
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(ˈfɛləʊ) or


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]
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(ˈfɛl oʊ)

also felly

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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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.
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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.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Felloe - rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are insertedfelloe - 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)
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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.
Cut a felloe three spans across for a waggon of ten palms' width.
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.
Under sacks on the stone two children lie, hear the horse stale, the mason whistle, harness mutter to shaft, felloe to axle squeak, rut thud the rim, crushed grit.
(86) This image describes not only their motion, but also the way in which they light up, with the wheel's hollow felloe ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) being full of fire.
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or make a music that so steadfastly refuses to rise above physical facts, refuses to be separate from things: Under sacks on fire stone two children lie, hear the horse stale, the mason whistle, harness mutter to shaft, felloe to axle squeak, rut thud the rim, crushed grit
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He used duct tape on the felloe (the outer rim of the wooden wheel where the spokes enter) and poured polyester resin in and let it harden overnight.