Definition of high wheel in English:

high wheel

adjective

  • Usually with hyphen. Of a vehicle: having tall or large wheels; specifically designating a bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear one, popular from the early 1870s to the mid 1890s; an ordinary or penny farthing (now historical).

noun

  • 1A spinning-wheel on which the spindle is driven by a very large wheel, especially one worked by hand.

  • 2A bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear one; a penny farthing.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Public Advertiser. From high + wheel.

Pronunciation

high wheel

/ˈhʌɪ wiːl/