Meaning of wheelman

wheel•man

Pronunciation: (hwēl'mun, wēl'-), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. a helmsman or steersman.
  2. a rider of a bicycle, tricycle, or the like.
  3. The mobster's wheelman was also his bodyguard.
    1. a driver, esp. a chauffeur:The mobster's wheelman was also his bodyguard.
    2. a person who drives the getaway car in a holdup or robbery.
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