Freewheel

Free"wheel`

, v. i. 1. (a) Of a freewheel cycle, to run on while the pedals are held still. (b) Of a person, to ride a cycle of this manner; to coast in a vehicle having a freewheel. To ride a freewheel cycle. [wns=2]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Mach.) To operate like a freewheel, so that one part moves freely over another which normally moves with it; -- said of a clutch.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. to act without controls, external or internal; to live freely, independently, and without concern; -- of people. [wns=1]
[PJC]

 

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