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Definitions and Synonyms of freewheel | Another word for freewheel | What is freewheel?

Definition 1: a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting) - [noun denoting artifact]

(freewheel is a kind of ...) a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

"this year's model has an improved clutch"

Definition 2: coast in a vehicle using the freewheel - [verb of motion]

(freewheel is a kind of ...) move effortlessly; by force of gravity

Definition 3: live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely - [verb of stative]

Samples where freewheel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school

Synonyms for freewheel in the sense of this definition

(freewheel is a kind of ...) support oneself

"he could barely exist on such a low wage" "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?" "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

(freewheel has a similar meaning as ...) move in an unhurried fashion

"The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"

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