One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The outer rim of a wheel, to which the spokes are fixed.
- ‘Similarly, the solid top of the felloe stool presented such ‘unforeseen technical difficulties’ that a compromise design with spaced felloes was agreed upon.’
- ‘He believed they were used for planing felloes.’
- ‘On the walls hang all types of patterns, including well over a hundred for different sized wagon wheel felloes.’
- ‘Ted Kinsey, who has done some wheelwrighting, does not think these planes were used to cut felloes.’
Old English felg (singular); related to Dutch velg and German Felge; of unknown ultimate origin.
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