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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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The grinding platform covers a range of gear grinding processes and works with the company's grain and bond technologies in worm grinding wheels, profile grinding wheels and bevel grinding wheels.
Wheel Pro said the acquisition adds a complementary portfolio of aftermarket accessories to Wheel Pros' expanding selection of products.
The addition of Mefro Wheels will extend Accuride's geographic reach, expand its truck and trailer wheel offering in Europe, Russia and Asia and further diversify the end-markets it serves with passenger car and off-road construction and agriculture businesses.
Early studies on the wheel/rail wear issues were mainly focused on the wear behaviour of wheel/rail material with the aid of testing rig, and the abrasion value was judged by the frictional work between wheel and rail (Zobory 1997; Jendel 2002; Enblom and Berg 2005; Braghin, Lewis, and Dwyer 2006; Vuong et al.
For a solution of the problem of dynamic interaction of wheel pair and rail gauge, the authors have proposed a block construction of the wheel set, which main feature is an independent rotation all surfaces their wheels contacting with surfaces of track rail.
Last 2015, GeoOrbital CEO Mike Burton disseminated press releases about the astounding wheel reinvention.
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If I remember correctly, the one I bought in 2008 had 16-inch wheels. I think my 2010 also had 16-inch wheels, but you could get optional 18s.