Word forms: plural, 3rd person singular present
tense wheel clamps, present participle wheel clamping, present participle wheel clamped
1. countable noun
A wheel clamp is a large metal device which is fitted to the wheel of an illegally parked car or other vehicle in order to prevent it from being drivenaway. The motorist has to pay to have the clamp removed.
[British]regional note: in AM, use Denver boot
If a car is wheel clamped, a wheel clamp is fixed to one of its wheels so that it cannot be driven away.
Unauthorized vehicles will be wheel clamped or towed away.