Definition of walking wheel in English:

walking wheel


  • 1An instrument consisting of a wheel with a handle by which it may be rolled along the ground to measure distances on foot; a measuring wheel.

  • 2A large vertical wheel which is turned by people or animals walking on the inner or outer rim, used as a source of mechanical power; a treadwheel. Compare "treadmill". Now historical.


Early 18th century. From walking + wheel.


walking wheel

/ˈwɔːkɪŋ ˌwiːl/