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wheel horse

n.
1. A horse in a team that is harnessed immediately in front of the front wheels of the vehicle being drawn.
2. A diligent, dependable worker, especially in a political organization.
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wheel horse

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) another word for wheeler1
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) US and Canadian a person who works steadily or hard
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wheel′ horse`

or wheel′-horse`,


n.
1. Also called wheeler. a horse, or one of the horses, harnessed behind others and nearest the front wheels of a vehicle.
2. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a reliable, diligent, and strong worker.
[1700–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wheel horse - a draft horse harnessed behind others and nearest the wheels of a vehicle
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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References in classic literature ?
Before emerging from it, the rattling of wheels approached behind us, and a stage-coach rumbled out of the mountain, with seats on top and trunks behind, and a smart driver, in a drab greatcoat, touching the wheel horses with the whipstock and reining in the leaders.
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It also kicks like the Budweiser hitch's best wheel horse. The cartridge's designer once told me that adequate hearing protection against the .500 had yet to be produced, but that's a small concern when several hundred pounds of bruin is gnawing on your kneecap.
Smeared and destroyed in the 1866 elections by his infuriated erstwhile Republican comrades, Slocum fled Syracuse, where he was persona non grata, for Brooklyn, where he became a local Democratic wheel horse and grew wealthy in the streetcar business.
Cowboys may be among the bidders at the next vintage sale to be held at Hawes as one of the first items catalogued in the sale is a four wheel horse drawn wagon.
From the States, companies such as Wheel Horse and Bolens were also forging ahead with production of the compact tractors.
TORO Wheel Horse UK is launching a new range of what it describes as "environmentally-friendly" lawnmowers.
She worked most of the night, and when she had the trunk lopped, she put her ax away in the garage and went around to Scott MacPhearson's farm and borrowed his wheel horse, the Belgian, and drove him over to her house.
Christie, 39, suspended from athletics after failing a drug test, trundled along on his pounds 4,000 Toro "Wheel Horse" trying to forget the furore caused by the dope revelation.
From beginnings in Elmer's garage, the company became Wheel Horse Products Inc.
At the Wheel Horse plant in Elkart, Ind., bins replaced seven shelf bays to store small parts, saving one-third the space.
cleaning cycle time when equipment was new; * 300 hr life for vanes/blades, impellers, impeller cases/cages; * 1000 hr life for bottom end liners; * 0.33 lb of steel shot per wheel horse power per hour.