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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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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.
A race car builder by profession, Garcia squeezed every ounce of power from the 800 wheel horses of the Mitsubishi Evo 3 lent to him by his good friend and teammate Allan Ararao to shatter the latter's own 1/8-mile record of 6.5 seconds at BRC.
I have 22 Bush Hogs and some Wheel Horses and a lot of old engines.
Then, its wheel horses were the presidential veto and a conservative Supreme Court.
Dan Messinger, East Berlin, Pa., discovered that restoring Wheel Horses was a great way to stay connected to his son Dustin when he hit his early teens.
The Byers men aren't sure exactly how many Wheel Horses they have.
Members of the Wheel Horse Collectors Club (WHCC) met at the South Mountain Fairgrounds west of Arendtsville, Pa., in June for their seventh annual all-Wheel Horse show.
"I winched it onto the back of my truck immediately," he recalls, chucking because even then he suspected the tractor wasn't really "dead." Bob knew Wheel Horses came equipped with a low oil switch, which prevents the operator from turning the tractor on if the oil is low.
One such cruiser with a story to tell was Bob Jessup of Clarion, Fla., perched astride a Wheel Horse C-101 and claiming he wouldn't sell it for "100 times" what he paid.