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four-wheeler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n four-wheeler a hackney carriage with four wheels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Four-wheeler A vehicle having four wheels;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n four-wheeler A carriage with four wheels; especially, a four-wheeled cab.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Four-wheeler a carriage or cab with four wheels
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. féower; Ger. vier, L. quatuor, Gr. tessares.

Usage

In literature:

There wasn't, he said, so much as a four-wheeler crawling in the street.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Some melancholy four-wheelers and hansoms had made bold to steal out, and were finding customers.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
You may tell the hall porter to order a cab for me, a four-wheeler.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
An ancient four-wheeler went past, crawling dejectedly homeward.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
I'll get a porter to put it on a four- wheeler.
"Tom and Some Other Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I returned to Philippa, where I had left her in the four-wheeler.
"Much Darker Days" by Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
It was the four-wheeler, and its fair occupant, basket in hand, alighted nimbly as soon as it stopped.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
A four-wheeler will be better, as you suggest, since with your leave I am going to take Horrex with me.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I'll let him go ahead in that motor-cab, while I follow his two pals in a four-wheeler.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
He would have got us a taxi, and now they're all gone, and we must put up with a four-wheeler.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
There are always lots of four-wheelers and hansoms.
"My New Home" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
I was glad the man had spoken of a four-wheeler.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
A 'ansom, not a four-wheeler.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
A four-wheeler was ambling along Ryder Street, and he hailed it.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
I saw her and her maid into a four-wheeler, and I saw their luggage on the top.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
You understand, a four-wheeler.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
My client is outside in a four-wheeler.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various
The "four-wheelers" are the more numerous; they have two seats and two doors; they carry four persons, and are entirely enclosed.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
The few cabs there are resemble ours, four-wheelers and Hansoms.
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
The bill was discharged, the Prince giving the whole change of the note to the astonished waiter; and the three drove off in a four-wheeler.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In news:

If you win Jack's four-wheeler — a pimped-out KYMCO 4×4 from Don George's Sports Center that we're giving away on Labor Day at Mickey Rats — don't be "that guy" and try to one-up your friend in a non-one-up-able situation.
According to the sheriff's office, a 12-year-old riding a four wheeler was.
HOSFORD – A five-year-old boy is in the intensive care unit of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after the four-wheeler he was riding hit a tree Monday afternoon.
A five-year-old boy is in the intensive care unit of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after the four-wheeler he was riding hit a tree Monday afternoon.
Hauler to grace Hummer 's SEMA stand is another H3 Alpha, this one developed by the staff of Four Wheeler magazine.
He loved working outside, riding four wheelers, tractors and his hobby of welding.
(AP) — It's tough to outrun the police, especially on a four wheeler.
Photography by The Readers of Four Wheeler.
One person was killed Monday in giant pileup on Interstate 35 between Temple and Waco that involving four 18-wheelers and nine passenger cars, media outlets in the area were reporting.
Four Wheeler's Trail Tests give you real-world no-nonsense reviews of the newest off-road Polaris vehicles, from initial impressions to detailed long-term evaluations.
We all have our particular automotive tastes, and no genre of four-wheeler generates more passionate and opinionated debate than sports cars.
Four Wheeler's Trail Tests give you real-world no-nonsense reviews of the newest off-road Ram vehicles, from initial impressions to detailed long-term evaluations.
Enjoy a full length video from Four Wheeler.
Four Wheeler's Trail Tests give you real-world no-nonsense reviews of the newest off-road Land Rover vehicles, from initial impressions to detailed long-term evaluations.
2011 Four Wheeler of the Year.
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In science:

Ernst derived spacetime transformations involving constant linear accelerations on the basis of works by Misner, Thorne and Wheeler on hyperbolic motion and the principle of limiting four-dimensional symmetry by Hsu.
Simple derivation of the Generalized Moller-Wu-Lee transformations.Born rigid constant accelerated motion on a curved Lorentzian manifold
In our solutions all the 15 Lorentz-invariant amplitudes of the two-fermion sector appear (similarly for the four-fermion sector) and are reexpressed in terms of a single amplitude which must satisfy a Wheeler-DeWitt equation.
Supersymmetric minisuperspace with non-vanishing fermion number
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