(redirected from wheelwright)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

WHEEL. The punishment of the wheel was formerly to put a criminal on a wheel, and then to break his bones until he expired. This barbarous punishment was never used in the United States, and it has been abolished in almost every civilized country.

References in periodicals archive ?
It will then return 'home' to Batley School of Art Wheelwright Centre, where it will be proudly displayed as a permanent exhibit to commemorate the Wheelwright 'old boys' and to connect with generations of students in the future.
Staff at One Stop in Wheelwright |Lane, Holbrooks, Coventry, shaved their heads and waxed their legs in aid of Zoe's Place Baby Hospice
This leads Wheelwright into a survey of Jewish genetics, much of it told through discussions with Ostrer, who has surveyed Hispanic/Native American families like Shonnie Medina's in search of Jewish mutations.
The pair split after Wheelwright, 52, started an affair with another nurse, Ashley Caven, who he met at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow.
Wheelwright got eight months and O'Brien and Burns were each jailed for six months suspended for two years under supervision.
Wheelwright is the Baker Foundation Professor, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Publication Activities at Harvard Business School (HBS).
Wheelwright, 49, of the city's Kelvindale, had told police: "I hit my wife.
She said: 'Edward Davies was reputed to be the finest wheelwright in North Wales.
With this new fund, Peterson Partners has added seven new outside investment partners to its ranks, including: Dave Checketts, former CEO of Madison Square Gardens: Roger Davisson, former general partner of Brentwood Venture Partners; Rowland Moriarty, chairman of Charles River Associates; Robert Nakasone, former CEO of Toys R Us; David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue; Martin Trust, founder of Mast Industries; and Steve Wheelwright, Harvard Business School professor.
5) These concerns seem to have persisted to the present day, as Julie Wheelwright investigates in her concluding chapter on US and British media coverage of contemporary infanticide cases.
PETER WHEELWRIGHT, on finally moving back into his home across from the site of the World Trade Center, 15 months after the attacks.
The collection of items, including leather collars from sled-dogs, playing cards and a cribbage board, is being sold by the grandson of Frank Plumley, the expedition blacksmith and wheelwright.