freewheel

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a device in a transmission that disengages the driveshaft from the driven shaft when the driven shaft rotates faster than the driveshaft
To continue spinning after disengagement
To operate free from constraints
To ride a bicycle without pedalling e.g. downhill
a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting) coast in a vehicle using the freewheel live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school
A clutch fitted in the rear hub of a cycle, which engages the rear sprocket with the rear wheel when the pedals are rotated forwards, but permits the rear wheel to run on free from the rear sprocket when the pedals are stopped or rotated backwards
If you freewheel, you travel, usually downhill, on a bicycle without using the pedals, or in a vehicle without using the engine. He freewheeled back down the course. to ride a bicycle or drive a vehicle down a hill, without using power from your legs or the engine
Freewheelcycles are usually fitted with hub brakes or rim brakes, operated by back pedaling
{i} mechanical device (in a bicycle, car, train)
{f} coast, move freely; coast by means of a freewheel
Of a person, to ride a cycle of this manner
To operate like a freewheel, so that one part moves freely over another which normally moves with it; said of a clutch
To ride a freewheel cycle
coast in a vehicle using the freewheel
a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting)
Of a freewheel cycle, to run on while the pedals are held still
live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
freewheeled
past of freewheel
freewheeling
free of restraints or rules; "freewheeling foolishness"; "the versatility of his poetic freewheeling style
freewheeling
present participle of freewheel
freewheeling
If you refer to someone's freewheeling lifestyle or attitudes, you mean that they behave in a casual, relaxed way without feeling restricted by rules or accepted ways of doing things. He has given up his freewheeling lifestyle to settle down with his baby daughter. not worried about rules or what will happen in the future
freewheels
plural of freewheel
freewheel
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