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A circular frame or disk designed to revolve around an axis.
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A disk attached through its middle to an axle that rotates. In dentistry, small wheels are attached to a handpiece or lathe, and used for polishing and shaping teeth, restorations, and appliances.

carborundum wheel

A cutting wheel containing silicon carbide, in variable grit sizes.

diamond wheel

In dentistry, a wheel that contains diamond powder or chips.
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medicine wheel

A symbol used by Native Americans to represent wholeness and balance. The medicine wheel consists of a circle with four quadrants representing spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional planes of existence.
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polishing wheel

In dentistry, a wheel made of soft material suitable for polishing teeth or restorations.

pregnancy wheel

A round calculator, similar to a slide rule in its construction, that uses the first day of the last menstrual period of a pregnant woman to identify the expected date that her baby will be born.
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To further extend audience interest and involvement, Wheel of Fortune encouraged listeners to mail in questions and answers that they had researched (Anon., 1959).
Jenny Powell from the Wheel of Fortune was very accommodating both before and after the show, Lily Savage came down and chatted to us in the green room afterwards, and Anne Robinson came up to me afterwards to congratulate me on winning, and said it had meant a lot to her that I'd won the 1,000th show.
For Wheel of Fortune, Pressman had several strong years of sales.
After the filming was over I sat in the green room and filled in an application form for Wheel Of Fortune - and a few months later I flew to Glasgow again to record it!
Don't get me wrong--I hold no contempt for "Wheel of Fortune" and definitely none for dinner or sex.
It all happened after a "Wheel of Fortune" contestant had an "epic fail" on (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNOm9Y_Ve40) Monday's show when she was unsuccessful in solving what seemed like an easy puzzle.
Wheel of fortune for shoe shuffles OK, Carrie Bradshaw, if you've got more shoes than you have space, then maybe it's time to employ a few clever ideas to tidy up.
OXFORD - When a local college student got an e-mail inviting her to audition for the "Wheel of Fortune" television show, she responded on a whim.
He has since appeared on The Weakest Link, Wheel Of Fortune, 15 to One and Brainteaser among many others.
The giant wheel of fortune will be covered with a series of items and lucky shoppers that get to spin the wheel could land themselves fresh produce from the market.
She drew the 'wheel of fortune' card in her last reading two weeks ago and thought she might win pounds 10.
Guadalupe Lopez, 58, struck it rich playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine for the first time in an American casino.