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The driver of an escape vehicle during some kind of crime, especially a robbery. Sometimes spelled as a single word. Vic here is the best wheel man in the city. You just make sure that you get to the pickup on time, and he'll get you out of there before the cops know what hit 'em. We'll have a pretty big crew for this job, so we'll need at least three wheelmen we can count on.
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n. the (male) driver of a criminal escape car. (Underworld.) Lefty was the wheel man for the bank job.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.