Meaning of felloes in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɛləʊz/

plural noun

(also fellies)
  • The outer rim of a wheel, to which the spokes are fixed.

    ‘On the walls hang all types of patterns, including well over a hundred for different sized wagon wheel felloes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.